The Dime

By Kathleen Kent
Read by Cynthia Farrell

10.53 Hours 02/14/2017 unabridged
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Brooklyn’s toughest female detective takes on Dallas—and neither is ready for the fight. Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she’s from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to the Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she’s deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent’s brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.

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Summary

Summary

Brooklyn’s toughest female detective takes on Dallas—and neither is ready for the fight.

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she’s from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to the Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf.

Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she’s deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit.

Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent’s brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Cynthia Farrell is an asset, handling the Texas accents well, particularly that of a hyper-religious, grandma-like cult leader. Farrell enunciates the latter trait in this character—making her tone one of tolerant, sweet reason as she actually dispenses a mix of doctrinal idiocies and scary maternal advice. Both Kent and Farrell make it clear that Betty is a strong, complex—and sometimes implacable—woman.” AudioFile
“Gritty and gripping, explosive and emotional…Kent tears off the glossy façade of Dallas to show us a dark underbelly of crime.” Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author
Outstanding . . . Kent never sacrifices robust characters, or biting humor, during scenes of brutal violence, which, though disturbing, are essential to the rich plot. Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)
“Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing. Kent’s detective is Sam Spade reincarnated-as a brilliant, modern woman…The mystery succeeds as both whodunit and as a deeper character-driven novel…Every layer of this novel strikes the right note.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Betty is a terrific character . . . A worthy addition to the ranks of strong female detectives. Booklist
“Smart, gritty, and populated by a rogue’s gallery of unforgettable characters, The Dime is relentless. As it races full-bore its way toward a climax that’s truly creepy, the best you can do is hang on—and it’s a hell of a ride.” Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself
“I loved The Dime. Betty is my hero. Smart, determined, and so unique. The writing is as smooth as Texas spring water and the story grabs you by the throat and drags you happily through a briar patch of surprise and excitement and leaves you exhausted under the Dallas skyline. More please!” Joe R. Lansdale, author of Honky Tonk Samurai
“In The Dime Kathleen Kent introduces an exciting new force in the crime thriller world: Detective Betty Rhyzk. You probably can’t pronounce her last name but she doesn’t give a shit; she’d more likely roundhouse kick you in the ear for your stupidity. Betty comes from a long line of battle-hardened NYC cops but when she dives into the criminal world of Dallas, Texas, Betty quickly realizes that she ain’t in Brooklyn anymore. The tension escalates to a shattering, shocking conclusion that will take Betty to the very edge of what she can endure, physically and psychologically. Kent masterfully draws upon the rich tapestry of neo-noir Dallas, a city of grit, glitter, and guns, that hasn’t had its proper treatment in contemporary crime fiction. Until now.” Matthew Bondurant, author of The Wettest Country in the World

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent, author of historical novels, including The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife, among others, has received the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English