Three lives are intertwined by ambition, rejection, and seduction, as three men chase their dreams, and hope the end justifies the means.
Gary must take on the conservative elite to grasp the political opportunity of a lifetime, while Cabrien pines for love, and holds a secret that could destroy those who’ve hurt him—and many more. Armando receives an indecent proposal that would enrage most men, himself included. But everyone has their price.
Love is cheap and memories are long in Tricks for a Trade, where every day is a careful dance between ruin and reward. Gary, Cabrien, and Armando know what they want, but how far will they go to get it, and what will it cost them?
Jul 12, 2015
Great story line! I like the way Lloyd develops his characters. He makes them real.
Mar 8, 2015
I like the way the author pulled it all together in the end; especially the way he made the lives of each character intertwine some way or another. Although, Stewart was the least of my favorites, I could sympathize with him due to his inner turmoil. Overall, good book that deals with real life stuff.
Feb 16, 2015
I really like this book. It was an enjoyable read. Lloyd Johnson has written a book that captures the essence of what it's like to lose your soul for money and power. Is it worth it? You be the judge. Tricks for a Trade allows the reader to enter the lives of Armando and his girlfriend Karen; Gary and his wife Wanda; Cabrien (Karen's cousin); Drake and Stewart. While the story starts off slow, it really picks up speed before the middle of the book and you will see how Lloyd Johnson skillfully weaves all the characters together that begins the twist and turns of the story. The conflict of the story is very real, because we have Armando and Cabrien both losing their jobs and out of desperation turning tricks for money. Then you have Drake and Wanda both living comfortably using their power to influence those around them. Lloyd has created interesting characters in this book that you will be rooting for or against. I especially felt sorry for Armando and Cabrien and was a little emotional by the events that were stacking up against them. Nevertheless, it gives the reader a glimpse of what happens in the lives of real people who must survive in this cruel world. I hope that Lloyd Johnson gives the reader a sequel because I feel as though there is more story to tell. The book is well written and the drama is very subtle but enough to keep you interested. It was a page-turner and I was pleasantly surprised with how the story ended. Lloyd Johnson did a great job. I would recommend this book for reading. It was entertaining.
Lloyd is a Minnesota native, currently living in Connecticut. He is the author of The Dog Catcher, Tricks for a Trade and is currently writing his third book, The Best Possible Angle. He has dabbled in the creative arts since elementary school, but rediscovered his passion for writing in 2004, and has been working on his craft ever since.Read More...
TRICKS FOR A TRADE
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(New) THE BEST POSSIBLE ANGLE
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