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A Wanted Woman is an eye opener
on April 15, 2014
A Wanted Woman, Woman of Ten Thousand Faces, a woman without a name; these are all things you will encounter when faced with the main character of the latest Eric Jerome Dickey novel A Wanted Woman. I found myself wondering what was going on and what had this woman done, what was her name and how did this all evolve.
As with any EJD novel there is a back story that is told throughout the story never giving you that last piece of the puzzle until the very end. And because Mr. Dickey is such a stickler for detail the island settings depicted in this novel are vivid and exact. That said EJD delivered another not so subtle history lesson, I have never encountered and EJD novel that did not drop knowledge. As well all know all fiction is based in some fact.
This action based novel set in the island countries of the West Indies packs a lot of history, detail, blood, sweat and tears on all its pages. Pay attention to the story because the twist and turns will leave you lost, dazed and confused. This is not a romance but a story about an assassin, on her own in a man eat man/woman environment. This novel is not for the faint of heart there is not happily ever after but there might be another to follow should EJD choose to be so kind.
As you read this novel you will see how perception is everything and to what lengths people will go to attain money and power. As you read this novel you will see a young woman struggle with her self image, self worth and finding her own path. As you read this novel you will see that what believe to be an idyllic picture book setting also has its dark and desolate side. I realized as I read this novel the troubles, trials and struggles of our brethren in the islands is more of out of sight out of mind. Mr. Dickey reminds me that the struggle for freedom is not over as I read this book I realized that just because slave is outlawed and abolished economic slavery is alive and well; a thriving multi-billion dollar business.
This novel was not what I expected yet it was all Eric Jerome Dickey and what I mean by that is your entertainment comes at the price of learning. A Wanted Woman is an eye opener if you are a true Eric Jerome Dickey fan he once again delivered and you will not be disappointed.