Older, Wiser, Calmer Dmitry Medlov?

In Dmitry’s Closet, we witnessed several murders at our anti-hero’s hand.  Dmitry Medlov was a true crime boss who was a relentless leader who seemed to only fear the loss of love between he and his less than knowledgeable love interest, Royal Stone.   One of the major issues readers had with Dmitry was how brutal he and his family could be. 

Then the transition takes place.  Royal and Dmitry escape.  It’s three years later in the beautiful city of Prague.  Dmitry is no longer boss, and we see a change in his overall demeanor.  As father to Anya, husband to Royal, father and mentor to Anatoly and owner of a large chateau, we see him become more docile and focused on leading a calmer life.  His restaurant is nearly self managed, his finances have always been above par, so what is he to focus on but his family?

He has a very strong bond with his daughter, Anya, that becomes more pronounced mid-way of the book.  Also, he never gives up on what his relationship with his wife could be if they could only get past certain obstacles.  The problem is that Dmitry knows that all of anxiety that his wife is feeling boils down to being his fault. So while he’s trying to prove to her that she can relax, he also trying to forgive himself for what has been done.

For the most part, it appears that our anti-hero has become soft.  Anatoly is in his prime and anxious to prove that he is boss, but Dmitry has proven time and time again his abilities.  So he is a lot slower to get upset but when he does… my goodness.  We’ll witness Dmitry as age ripens him into a more fruitful human being but we’ll also see why he’s feared.  The

One of the things that I try to prove or disprove in this book is that you can teach an old dog new tricks but it doesn’t mean that he’ll use them.  The question in Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen is will Dmitry Medlov strike back and how brutally, when people start to take his kindness for weakness.

~ by Latrivia Welch on May 12, 2010.

2 Responses to “Older, Wiser, Calmer Dmitry Medlov?”

  1. Dmitry is about his family. He will do whatever he needs to do to protect his family. NO Dmitry is not a sucker or a fool. He is in love. He feels guilty he could not protect Royal from his brother Ivan. Most importantly Royal needs to forgive Dmitry its not his fault Ivan rape her. Lay blame where its belong at Ivan cold dead feet. Until Royal forgive herself and Dmitry. They will never move on and be happy.

  2. Cinquetta is right. Any man as strong as Dmitry is going to protect what is his. I want them to really piss him off so we can see what he really wants to do. Let it get primitive.

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