Book Review: 122 Rules of Psychology

Before I begin I have a very important question for all of you?

Does anyone here know Deek Rhew?  If you do, great, he’s got a new book coming out at the end of the month.  If not then go to his site here to get acquainted as the man’s pretty talented.

How do I know this you ask?  Well I was lucky enough to be privy to an advanced copy of his new book, 122 Rules.

Let me break it down for you:

The story follows a WitSec participant named Monica Sable… I mean Susan Rosenberg (hopefully the FBI doesn’t come crashing through the windows…), and the after math of the girl being in the wrong place at the right to time to hear a conversation between a gangster and his hitman that would make the FBI’s case against the most dangerous and equally duplicitous mobster since Al Capone.

Luckily for Monica, she’s a wily one herself who doesn’t like to take shit from anyone.  Something her pursuers and the FBI alike learn much to their chagrin.  This story is a solid half crime, half spy caper in my opinion.  I only bring up spies for one reason:  Sam Bradford.

He’s an ex-Marine no longer fit for combat who has been recruited by The Agency, a shadowy branch of the military that not even the government knows exists.  After Bradford realizes he’s been tricked into finding Monica, he decides to use his mastery of psychology and the numerous other lethal skills he employs to their benefit.

Now I don’t want to reveal too much more, but I do want to say one thing.

What makes this different and much more intriguing that your usual Black-Ops group is one tenant.

They’re masters of the 122 Rules of Human Psychology.  Now as many of you know, I have a degree in psychology, and I’ll be honest, I ate that part up.  Now I did some research once I finished the book, and sadly, these rules are not real.  Which bummed me out at first before I realized one thing.

Rhew had to make them up himself, and he did it well!

Every so often, Deek Rhew will put in one of the rules, and honestly they make sense.  Between my degree and my general perception of human nature, Rhew found a way to distill all of this in simple little blurbs all throughout the story.  Granted, all of the rules didn’t make it into this particular novel, but I can’t wait to see how they work themselves into the rest in the series.

All in all, I highly recommend giving this book a read.  It’s a very interesting new twist on an old one that I think many people would enjoy.

Either way, 122 Rules will keep you very entertained, and sets up the characters very nicely for whatever else Deek Rhew has planned for them.

As per Deek Rhew himself, 122 Rules will be released sometime in March 2016 and according to his website, Rhew is currently working on the next in the series, tentatively titled 122 Rules Redemption.

Personally, I can’t wait to read it.

Any and all other questions should be taken to the Deek Rhew Website at

His other novel,  Birth of an American Giggolo is available now on Amazon.  Click here to check it out!


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Featured image courtesy of Deek Rhew himself.

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