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
About the Author
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.
Series: The Rusty Diamon Trilogy #1
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Release Date: 22 June, 2014
Publisher: Diversion Books
Purchase: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo
Review Written: 30 September, 2014
Misdirection is the tale of Rusty Diamond, a Las Vegas illusionist returning back to his home town of Ocean City to try and piece his life back together. Unfortunately for Rusty, things have a monkey wrench thrown thanks to the murder of his landlady that he’s been framed for. With the clock ticking and the unsolved case growing at an alarming rate, Rusty finds himself both being pulled back into the underworld he’d been trying to escape.
With a complex set of characters, intriguing story lines, and a thrilling murder mystery to try and solve with the characters, Williams has created a thrilling series. He draws one deeper into his stories and makes you hang on wanting to see what else he has in store for Rusty Diamond and his assorted cast of characters.
Definitely recommend if you enjoy murder mysteries and thrillers.