‘Deadly Odds’ by Allen Wyler – Review

He’s in deep with the big fishes and the odds are hardly in his favour…

Artificial Intelligence genius Arnold Gold seems to get himself in an increasing amount of trouble as his journey unfolds in a thrilling story of dramatic deception. For someone who just wants to make it with the fairer sex he sure does pay the price long after resorting to pay for such an experience which in turn leads to the barrel of a loaded gun and the rabbit hole of threat that envelops his life.

It’s part ‘True Romance’ part ‘Loser’ as our young hero has this way of tripping into a situation after an encounter with Las Vegas escort ‘Breeze’ who becomes the gateway to Gold’s deep trouble. While their time together is intimately relayed there’s always this feeling of some level of threat bubbling just under the surface. We learn that his success in the betting world is aided by the fact he’s a computer prodigy who surfs the Darknet which then in turn attracts less desirable types who want to exploit it soon piling on the pressure – eventually it seems everyone is after him, including the law. Perhaps Gold’s one and only pinnacle flaw is his uncanny inability to help himself or even refuse help – frustrating and immersive at the same time for readers and his legal counsel.

“fate had trapped him in a vise of opposing forces, slowly squeezing him to death. His only hope – at least as far as he could see was to stay on point and play the game…”

Allen Wyler has put together a strong story that I found to be both addictive and easy to read. On the fringes of crime or revenge thriller with some espionage themes it makes for a gripping read. Just how will Arnold Gold play himself out of this trouble? That’s question which will eventually be answered, the odds, deadly at best.

4 Stars – this review first premiered via Reedsy Discovery

Weekly Writing Inspiration #26

It’s that time of the week again where memes meet writing and possibly Inspiration. What a week it has been…

No more words required…

The Governator saying it how it is!

Stay hydrated folks

These days thinking about life is dangerous…

Radiators or buildings, what do you see?

No pain no gain…

Don’t care how old this line is or how old Airplane is, it’s a hilarious film…

I made this meme myself…

Actual Inspiration things…

I made this one too…

If you wanted to check out my prose then ‘The Ghost Beside Me’ can be grabbed by clicking on the banner banner below

And here are some glowing words for Cemetery House from fellow author Sarah Jayne Harry, check out her site here…

You can grab a copy of Cemetery House via the banner…

And that wraps up another meme sharing opportunity, stay safe all…