Dmytryk Knight earns his college degree. In addition to English, he’s fluent in five languages. He finds a well-paying, white-collar job at a Detroit automobile company. Seven years later, a recession hits, and he’s demoted to the assembly line. Seven years after that, the economy tanks, and he’s laid off. What’s a guy to do? In Dmytryk’s case, he looks for honest work, and struggles on unemployment for two years. Dmytryk’s wife, Cora, isn’t happy with their stressful, uncertainexistence, so she pushes her husband to work for Eddie Coyle. The problem is, Coyle is a crime lord, and the job requirements include killing whom he wants, when he wants. Dickey’s cautionary tale, featuring a criminal prone to panic attacks, shows that crime does pay, but only for a little while. Another sizzling, entertaining book by the ever-popular Dickey. --Shelley Mosley
"[Dickey has] perfected an addictive fictional formula."
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"[Eric Jerome Dickey is] the king of African American fiction."
"A serendipitous mix of lust, longing, and murder . . . the pacing is amazing."
"Dickey's work if gritty, smart, and ready for the big screen. Try it- and make sure you're strapped in."