Monday, April 30, 2012

L A Blues


Maxine Thompson

  • Paperback:
     336 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; 1 edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601623070
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601623072
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Getting her life back together after being fired from the police force, Zipporah "Z" Saldana, sober for two years, opens up her own private investigation firm and finds herself in deep trouble when she looks into the murder of her former foster mother's grandson, a high school basketball star.

    From the Back Cover

    Growing up in foster care, Zipporah "Z" Saldano never dreamed of becoming a police officer, but after she's rescued from a hostage situation during the L.A. Riots, she chooses a career in law enforcement.
              After ten good years on the force, Z is involved in a domestic homicide case gone awry. Her partner is killed, and Z is fired when alcohol is detected in her system. It's two long years before she gets sober and opens her own private investigation firm.
              Now Shirley, her former foster mother, is in need of Z's help. Someone has murdered her grandson, a high school basketball star, and she wants Z to find out who did it. Z soon finds herself in deeper trouble than when she was kicked out of the LAPD. What she discovers is a conspiracy much deeper than anyone would believe, and she finds her own life is in danger.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    THE TASTE OF SALT

    The taste of salt
    by
    Martha Southgate



  • Paperback:
     288 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565129253
  • ASIN: B006QS0BTU



  • Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations.

    Josie Henderson loves the water and is fulfilled by her position as the only senior-level black scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In building this impressive life for herself, she has tried to shed the one thing she cannot: her family back in landlocked Cleveland. Her adored brother, Tick, was her childhood ally as they watched their drinking father push away all the love that his wife and children were trying to give him. Now Tick himself has been coming apart and demands to be heard.

    Weaving four voices into a beautiful tapestry, Southgate charts the lives of the Hendersons from the parents’ first charmed meeting to Josie’s realization that the ways of the human heart are more complex than anything seen under a microscope.







    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Payback ain't enough

    Payback Ain't Enough
    by

    Clark, Wahida.

  • Paperback:
     304 pages
  • Publisher: Cash Money Content; Original edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936399113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936399116
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • The #1 Queen of Street Lit WAHIDA CLARK delivers the latest installment in her best-selling series PAYBACK AIN’T ENOUGH
    Filled with the same glamour, sex and danger, we dive back into the hip-hop drama where old rivalries and new beefs arise in Detroit’s blood-drenched drug turf. Shan is now married to Briggen, the much desired former hustler turned legitimate businessman. With one child and another on the way, Shan’s life is about to get turned upside down. In a day she’ll go from being the envy of the streets to having her life on the line.
    Briggen, a man leading a double life, wants to know who killed his brother, Forever. He wants revenge but it’s only a matter of time before Briggen’s own lies catch up with him. Nick is back in the big ‘D’ and ready to take over the game. The only thing standing in his way is a buried secret from his past that is about to come back to haunt him. It’s only a matter of time before ambitions and secrets collide and revenge goes a step too far. In this game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover – there’s always a price to pay.
    After nine and a half years in federal prison and ten months in the hole, New York Times bestselling author, Wahida Clark, has truly earned her place among the greatest in urban fiction.

    Shan is now married to Briggen, the much desired former hustler turned legitimate businessman. With one child and another on the way, Shan's life is about to get turned upside down. In a day she'll go from being the envy of the streets to having her life on the line. Briggen, a man leading a double life, wants to know who killed his brother, Forever. He wants revenge but it's only a matter of time before Briggen's own lies catch up with him. Nick is back in the big 'D' and ready to take over the game. The only thing standing in his way is a buried secret from his past that is about to come back to haunt him. It's only a matter of time before ambitions and secrets collide and revenge goes a step too far. In this game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover - there's always a price to pay.




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