Three years have passed since Tom Starks, a Balti community college professor and single father, tried to avenge his wife s death by hiring a hit man Tom is now hopeful that he has left the world of violence and murder behind But he is drawn back into Balti s criminal underground after he witnesses the assassination of an influential crime boss To make matters wThree years have passed since Tom Starks, a Balti community college professor and single father, tried to avenge his wife s death by hiring a hit man Tom is now hopeful that he has left the world of violence and murder behind But he is drawn back into Balti s criminal underground after he witnesses the assassination of an influential crime boss To make matters worse, it appears the FBI has discovered Tom s involvement, and they force him to work with them as an informer Now Tom must navigate a deadly path between warring crime families and ruthless federal agents, even as he desperately tries to keep his involvement a secret from those closest to him.
You re As Good As Dead Three years have passed since Tom Starks a Balti community college professor and single father tried to avenge his wife s death by hiring a hit man Tom is now hopeful that he has left the world of v
A good readI got confused, reading books one and two, the same hero or main character, but his outlook changed as people died around him. The author is good and I wonder if the story could be told differently. I would read it again and may do that.
If you like your violent crime with a side of humor, this is the book for you! The complicated, conflicted protagonist—a college professor and father who has fallen in with a bad element—struggles to save himself and his daughter, while trying to decide what kind of man he is. It's a wild ride!
Ed Aymar’s new thriller passes the first-page-test that crucial opening needed to hook the reader:“On a cold afternoon in October, Mack bites down on a potato chip and his forehead explodes.“It’s been quiet in Mack’s Guns and Gifts until that moment. I’d dropped off my monthly extortion payment while Mack watched the Baltimore Ravens.”The story continues in that same voice - grimly funny, self-deprecating, a bit too innocent for the dark freak-show of a world into which he’s plun [...]
Tom Starks is a guy badly in need of a plan. Some self-awareness, a touch of impulse control, and a parenting class or two wouldn’t hurt him either. But the junior college English lit professor perpetually on the verge of getting himself and all his remaining loved ones killed who serves as protagonist of E. A. Aymar’s Dead Trilogy makes us care enough to keep turning the pages to find out how he and they will manage to stay alive this time.If you haven’t yet read I’ll Sleep When You’r [...]
I won a paperback copy of “You’re As Good As Dead” by E. A. Aymar, on and am posting an honest review. I gave it a rating of 4 stars.Community college professor Tom Starks thinks he has finally escaped the violence he initiated three years ago when he hired a hitman to kill the ex-con, just released from prison, after a wrongful conviction for murdering Starks’ wife was overturned. But no! He’s suddenly caught between two warring factions of mobsters staking a claim on Baltimore’s t [...]
I'm a big mystery reader but don't normally read noir or thrillers. I thoroughly enjoyed "You're As Good As Dead." The main character isn't a hero. I find that refreshing. Real life is often ambiguous and actual people are not good or bad - they are usually something in between. Aymar knows this and writes his main character from that perspective. He also accomplishes the difficult task of writing from different points of view, which isn't easy to accomplish as a fiction writer. Furthermore, I h [...]
(Free copy received courtesy of the author & ) This is a second book in a trilogy, and I hadn't read the first. The approach to extreme crime and violence in the story is almost comic-book like, with very brief images and shifting narrators, and overall, I did not find it that pleasant. The main narrator (hero would be a stretch) is a self-absorbed, morally bankrupt single father, and while such a character could be very interesting, it doesn't happen in this book.
I really liked this book. The story never slows down. It held my attention all the way to the exciting end. I like the humor as well. A great thriller!
Aymar's lines, man. They slay me. Plus, Baltimore? What else do you want in a noir? Can't wait for book 3. Nervous laughter.
I absolutely loved the style of this book. Aymar does a fantastic job with keeping the reader interested by shifting the points of view at just the right time.