Dickey’s novel What They Want follows Terrance Mitchell, a man who has no plans to ever settle down. Being single is far better than being tied down to him and he doesn’t want any kids running around. He was a well-traveled, good-looking model in an industry full of beautiful women. Women adore him and are willing to go at any length to be with him. Then one of his beautiful women falls to hard to soon and shatters his perfect world.