Obsession. Intrigue. Murder. "New York Times" bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey once again "pushes romance and deceit to the next level" ("USA Weekend"), in this tantalizing tale of a high- profile marriage rocked by an unhappy accident: infidelity.
James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He's channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions-success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations.
Hours later, the clip of the on-set infidelity has hit the Internet and gone viral in the blogosphere and across all channels of social media. James responds to the affront by savagely attacking Johnny Bergs, and the spectacle has both the paparazzi and the police amassing at the married couple's estate. James goes on the run, but only as far as the city of Downey, California. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood's underbelly, lust, blackmail, and revenge become his constant companions. Does an accidental affair spell permanent danger?
"An Accidental Affair" has the eroticism of "Pleasure," the intrigue of "Thieves' Paradise," the relentless pacing of "Drive Me Crazy," and a female lead as complex as Genevieve.
|Publish Date:||Apr 2012|
|Number of Pages:||593|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 9.0 x 1.25|
Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 7, 1961. He received a degree in computer system technology from the University of Memphis. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the aerospace industry as a software developer. Soon after starting his job, he decided to become an actor and a stand-up comedian, which eventually lead him to a writing career. He attended UCLA's Creative Writing classes and in 1994, his short story Thirteen appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora - An Anthology of the International Black Experience.
His books include Milk in My Coffee; Liar's Game; Chasing Destiny; Between Lovers; Thieves' Paradise; The Other Woman; Sleeping with Strangers; Waking with Enemies; and An Accidental Affair. He received the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show.
True to form, Dickey (Pleasure; Tempted by Fate; Resurrection at Midnight) delivers once again with his latest romantic psychodrama. Hollywood screenwriter James Thicke is out for revenge after a scandalous video of his famous actress/wife Regina Baptiste and fellow actor Johnny Bergs is sent to his cell phone and later goes viral on the Internet. With a well-paced plot, well-developed characters, and Dickey's love of travel on full display, this classic tale of lust, juicy scandal, and murder will leave readers hungry for the next Dickey installment.
Verdict: Those faithful followers of Dickey and new readers searching for a steamy interlude before summer will relish his latest treat.
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