Monday, November 10, 2014

Misdirection Book Review

The Rusty Diamond Trilogy by Austin Williams
on Tour at Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours
October 17 - November 21, 2014

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Diversion Books
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 266
Series: 1st in The Rusty Diamond Trilogy
ISBN: 9781626813557

A street magician needs more than sleight-of- hand to survive getting embroiled in a murder case in this blistering novel of suspense, perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and George Pelecanos. 
After years of chasing fame and hedonistic excess in the bright lights of Las Vegas, Rusty "The Raven" Diamond has returned home to Ocean City to piece his life back together. When he finds himself an innocent suspect in his landlord's brutal murder, Rusty abandons all hope of maintaining a tranquil existence.  
Acting on impulse, he digs into the investigation just enough to anger both the police and a local drug cartel. 
As the unsolved case grows more complex, claiming new victims and inciting widespread panic, Rusty feels galvanized by the adrenaline he's been missing for too long. But his newfound excitement threatens to become an addiction, leading him headfirst into an underworld he's been desperately trying to escape. 
Austin Williams creates an unforgettable protagonist in Rusty, a flawed but relatable master of illusion in very real danger. As the suspense builds to an explosively orchestrated climax, Williams paints a riveting portrait of both a city—and a man—on the edge.
My Review:

Oh, this was a very good book to read and enjoy trying to figure out what or how Rusty was going to get the people responsible for killing his nice, little old lady who was his landlord! And so will you, if you are like me and really enjoy reading a very well written and suspenseful murder/mystery/thriller!

He takes risks I am not sure a sane person would do and how he still ends up coming out alive each time is amazing. I would have been killed several times over pulling the stunts he pulls off in this story. Rusty is a very good magician and as such has a few tricks up his sleeve that aid him in his quest for justice.

It also throws in some romance that comes from a surprising source and only time will tell where it leads. But, it also brings into the picture a woman from his past that might mess things up a little bit.

This story has everything you could ask for and much more! Can't wait to read the next Rusty Diamond mystery to see what other crazy stuff he pulls off!

Happy Reading!

Author Bio:

The new thriller by Austin Williams, Misdirection, is now available from Diversion Books. It is the first novel of The Rusty Diamond Trilogy.

Williams is the author of the acclaimed suspense novels Crimson Orgy and The Platinum Loop. He is the co-author (with Erik Quisling) of Straight Whisky: A Living History of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll on the Sunset Strip.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


MikiHope said...

This sounds like a book I would thoroughly enjoy reading! On my TBR list-if I don't win it--I may actually go in and purchase it!

Lance Wright said...

Sounds like an exciting and intriguing 1st in a trilogy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

Robyn Donnelly said...

I would like ebook in mobi. Looks like a great read.

Book Attict said...

I'd love to win a print copy of Misdirection!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

collenga said...

I'd prefer the paperback. Thanks so much for the chance!!
CJ Schindler

Trinity Morgan said...

I really prefer a print copy please. Thank you.