HERE IS THE BOOK DESCRIPTION
When Paul Storey comes home from London he’s escaping an event that ruined his professional life. Now he’s slowly making contact with people again … but the people he winds up meeting are lowlifes, thieves and conmen. Exactly the kind of people he was trying to escape. Worse, one of them is a con-woman who, for some reason, he can’t get out of his mind and who has a habit of manipulating men … When he gets involved in a scam to sell smuggled antiquities from Syria he realises he can’t escape being a professional either—and one with a specialised skill that makes him even more desirable to his new colleagues. Finding a purpose in life while keeping his head connected to his shoulders keeps him busy, until a Syrian who wants the return of one of the stolen antiquities shows up … and he’s not inclined to take prisoners.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I must admit that I hadn’t read any of Keith Dixon’s novels before so starting with a new series seemed to be a good place. Paul Storey is an ex London Police Officer that has returned to his home town of Coventry to sell his dad’s house after his death, but when a woman catches his eye a few days running, his life takes on a new unpredictable turn that he can’t seem to pull himself away from.
This really is an all round entertaining book. I found Storey to be an amusing character that was in a class of his own, more toying with the people around him to pass time. Like they were a good source of entertainment more than anything else that is until it got serious. I really quite mellowed to the local gang that were more brawn than brain and at times I wanted to mother these big hunk of men.
This is a great plot to follow. A little romance and lust, a ton of deception and double cross, and funny with quite a bit of violence. I will certainly be watching out for book two in the series. I wish to thank the author for an arc of this book which I have chosen to review.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HOW TO CONTACT HIM
Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. He’s the author of seven novels in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently spending more time in France than is probably good for him.
Learn more about Keith by following him on Twitter @keithyd6, by reading his blog at www.cwconfidential.blogspot.com or connect with him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SamDykeInvest…
On his website you can download a couple of free books and find out more about the others: www.keithdixonnovels.com.
His Amazon page from which you can buy all the books is here: http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Dixon/e/B…