Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sweet Money Won by Mycroft Magnusson (book review)

Rick and Liam are two small-time con artists who live in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles--Rick is addicted to internet porn and dangerous women, while Liam is a functioning alcoholic who loves the New England Patriots as much as life itself. 

The partners push their luck one time too many, and while Rick is recovering from a life-altering beatdown he received at a casino, he falls in love with a mystery woman online, a webcam-girl known as Amethyst. When Rick learns that she lives across the city, where she has been forced into prostitution by a gang of Russian sex-traffickers, he sets out to save her. 

In order to do that, however, he must betray his longtime partner and steal their savings, which Liam has built up with a series of shrewdly-placed sports bets. Rick makes his move, just as Liam places the mother of all wagers, on his beloved Patriots.

Things go horribly wrong, and the two friends find themselves scrambling for cash to stave off their leg-breaking Korean bookies. With only three days to raise all the money, the partners hatch a desperate scheme to blackmail a philandering US congressman. At the same time, their friendship is threatened by Rick's wild, unpredictable new girlfriend.

Can the three of them pull it together and pull off their audacious plan? Will jealousy and suspicion tear them apart? Finally, what is Amethyst's dark secret, and can these two screw-ups survive long enough to learn the terrible truth?

It's all-in for Rick and Liam, in this sexy, fast-paced crime thriller - the debut novel from Mycroft Magnusson.


I couldn't stop reading this book. I am usually picky when it comes to crime books but I have to say I loved this book. It is very easy to imagine all that is going on and there is violence and it kept me reading until the very end. I would love to see a sequel to this book.

I highly recommend this book.

I give this 4 out of 5

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                                           * I received a free copy of this Book for my honest review*

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