||Brass City Publishing
||Mar 7, 2012
A story of murder, sex, drugs, and betrayal.
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In Waterbury, Connecticut, twenty-seven year old Claude Porter is released after serving a ten year prison sentence. He steps back into society with the intention of living a legal life, despite Jerome "Rocks" Watt's attempts to lure him back into his former lifestyle. After becoming gainfully employed, Claude gets fired for falsifying his information on the job application. Growing tired of penning applications in a gridlocked system not designed for ex-convicts, he embarks on a mission, alongside Rocks, to capture the American Dream by any means necessary.
In Los Angeles, California, Aaron Banks, a thirty-three year old career criminal with a horrific past, strategizes a mass murder to take over the revenue in the streets. With the assistance of his cousin Flex and a few others, the men pull off the hit and came away with a stack of kilos and forty grand. When they catch wind that there may be a potential witness to a mass murder, Aaron and Flex vows to eliminate the witness and anyone who has any knowledge of their horrific crime, including Aaron's suspicion-ridden ex-girlfriend Sonya, but he doesn't realize that he, too, along with his people, are being hunted.
This is a gritty, unpolished, urban fiction novel that is set in multiple cities. A story of murder, violence, deceit, lust, sex, and betrayal, this fable is based on the dark lives of individuals who rely on animal instinct to get that fast cash.
The story definitely kept me wanting to turn the page to see what was going to happen next and how in the world they were going to get out of some of the situations they put themselves in. I really liked some of his characters and hated others (Aaron)! This is a testament to good character development. I literally got angry with some of the characters and the things they did which made me want to shake them for the decisions they made.
This is a good read! I'm definitely looking forward to Derek Jordan's next book.
March 8th, 2012 by SMC Reads
A Small World
I stepped out of my comfort zone of this read. I loved the book. When you borrow mom's car you do have to explain why you didn't bring it back. It was a lot of twist and turns. Very exciting. A real inside to the bad boy life. Very nice Derek.
Jun 3, 2012 by Dee Boggess
Ok, I would have NEVER, found out who this author was if Treasure Blue haven't mention who, and how good this author, Derek Jordan was, and believe me, thankfully I learned to take suggestions. This book was beyond mere URBAN FICTION, its was addiction, because I simply didn't want to put it down nor did I want it to end. Mr. Jordan, if you read this, give us some more!
April 7, 2012 by W. Riley
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