Seattle Picks: Street Fiction

Fatal Intentions
Fatal Intentions Sins of A Siren II : A Novel By Alcutt, Curtis Book - 2012 FIC ALCUTT 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Trenda Fuqua struggles against her moral upbringing to make it in the real world of drugs, theft and violence.

Murderville 2, The Epidemic By Ashley Book - 2012 FIC ASHLEY 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Liberty and Po take on drug lord Samad by using a new dealer in Sierra Leone, but a new opportunity pulls them apart, jeopardizing business at its very foundation.

White Lines II
White Lines II Sunny : A White Lines Novel By Brown, Tracy Book - 2012 FIC BROWN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Beautiful, rich and positioned for success, Sunny’s weakness, cocaine, tempts her down a dark road when her loneliness makers her uncharacteristically vulnerable.

Payback Ain't Enough
Payback Ain't Enough By Clark, Wahida Book - 2012 FIC CLARK 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:As Shan and Briggen try to start a new life together, buried secrets and a desire for revenge may pull them back into their old Detroit hip-hop street drama.

Gangsta Divas
Gangsta Divas By Diamond, De'nesha Book - 2013 FIC DIAMOND 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hang on for a rough ride! In this page-turner set in Memphis, the Cripettes emerge as the next girl gang in power.

Girls From Da Hood 7
Girls From Da Hood 7 Book - 2012 FIC GIRLS F 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fast-living and hard as nails, the women in these three stories by Redd, Nikki-Michelle and Erick S. Gray rule their world and take no prisoners.

Crime Partners
Crime Partners By Goines, Donald Book - 2012 FIC GOINES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Billy and Jackie on the streets are even more dangerous than they were in prison. This re-issue of Goines’ 1974 novel is a vivid and brutal reminder of the author’s real-life experiences.

Obsession By Hernandez, Treasure Book - 2012 FIC HERNAND 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tiffany escapes an abusive relationship into Quick’s arms, but the escalating rivalry between Quick and his old friend, Lucky, threatens to pull them all down.

Lights Out
Lights Out By Hudson, George Sherman Book - 2012 FIC HUDSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Real is gunning for revenge after a cartel war and dirty betrayals by former associates and friends land him in a Georgia prison.

Death Wish
Death Wish A Story of the Mafia By Iceberg Slim Book - 2013 FIC ICEBERG 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ambitious players vie for the position of kingpin in Chicago’s mob and fireworks fly. This book was first published in 1977.

He Don't Play Fair
He Don't Play Fair By Johnson, Clifford Book - 2013 FIC JOHNSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:After his release from an Oklahoma prison, Papio takes care of outstanding business and does some womanizing on his way West, but his unreliable ways spell trouble for his future.

Animal By K'wan Book - 2012 FIC KWAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After three years as a fugitive, Animal returns to Harlem on a mission of personal vengeance as his soul-mate, Gucci, hovers between life and death.

An Angry-ass Black Woman
An Angry-ass Black Woman By Miller, Karen E. Quinones Book - 2012 FIC MILLER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:KeKe Quinones reflects on the powerful anger that propelled her through the hard times and the worse times in Harlem as she lies in a coma, her future uncertain.

Real Wifeys Hustle Hard
Real Wifeys Hustle Hard An Urban Tale By Mink, Meesha Book - 2013 FIC MINK 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Will Suga stand with her loan shark husband when his business gets dicey or will she turn on him?

Cashin' Out
Cashin' Out By Nicole, Jai Book - 2012 FIC NICOLE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chanelle’s past comes back to haunt her and the plans she’s made with a hustler named Trap may be destroyed by those she’s learning – the hard way – not to trust.

Brothaz By Pinkey Book - 2012 FIC PINKEY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A twist of fate separates twin brothers Malik and Malachi who grow up as opposites: a lawyer and a drug lord. An ambush set up for Malachi instead puts his brother in the hospital and starts a dangerous chain of events rolling.

When Truth Is Gangsta
When Truth Is Gangsta By Sheldon, Tecori Book - 2012 FIC SHELDON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Surviving the brutal murder of his parents, Ruffneck vies with those at the top for control of Detroit’s dope trade. But first he’ll have to contend with a serial killer and widespread corruption.

Street Soldier 2
Street Soldier 2 By Silhouettes Book - 2012 FIC SILHOUE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hustler Prince Perkins fought his way up the ranks and built a lucrative business but now he may take a step back if he avenges his mother’s murder by killing her abusive boyfriend.

A Gangster and A Gentleman
A Gangster and A Gentleman By Swinson, Kiki Book - 2012 FIC SWINSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Two stories by two authors make this book a bonus. In Swinson’s “I Need a Gangster,” a woman vows revenge on her cheating husband and in De’nesha Diamond’s “Gentlemen Prefer Bullets,” a “gentleman” has the opportunity to avenge his family.

King of Detroit
King of Detroit By Sykes, Dorian Book - 2012 FIC SYKES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After fighting his best friend for the top spot and avenging his dead parents, Corey Coach Townsend is officially “King Coach” but unofficially still has to fight to maintain his hold.

Hood Symphony
Hood Symphony By Tnicyo Book - 2012 FIC TNICYO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:La Familia is like a symphony of many voices and talents ruling the street until some members decide to cave to pressures from outsiders, threatening chaos and a shift of power.

The Devil's Game
The Devil's Game By Trump, Shawn Jihad Book - 2013 FIC TRUMP 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The streets have a holding power on Chris Michaels and so does the Russian Mafia: how can he quit now, even for the woman he loves?

Cheaper to Keep Her
Cheaper to Keep Her Part 4, America's Most Wanted By Unique Book - 2013 FIC UNIQUE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The fast-paced drama continues as Lynise’s enemies track her and love is elusive in another cliff-hanging adventure of an expensive woman.

The Family Business
The Family Business By Weber, Carl Book - 2012 FIC WEBER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Duncan family runs a legitimate car business in Queens, along with a few other less legitimate endeavors. When L.C. decides to retire, the family’s power shift leaves them open to enemy takeover.

Black Diamond 3
Black Diamond 3 Lucky Chance By Williams, Brittani Book - 2013 FIC WILLIAM 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Diamond and her man are living well with a solid plan to quit the drug business, but her happiness is precarious as an old enemy plans to ruin her.

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