Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Forthcoming: Roland S. Jefferson - One Night Stand

One Night Stand
Roland S. Jefferson
One Night Stand
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How did a street hustler, in and out of jail since he was ten, beat a murder rap, no matter whether he did the crime or not?
Meet Myra Cross, a thirty-one-year-old redheaded beauty with a take-no-prisoners reputation as a Public Defender. She confounds her colleagues and clients alike as she not only wins acquittal after acquittal but poses for Playboy in her spare time. She has the face of an angel, the body of a goddess, and a mind like a steel trap. But with secrets and demons, she neither pretends to be a Girl Scout nor to have all the answers. This time, when she's once again assigned the defense of Napoleon T. Booker -- aka Little Dog Nine, who's charged with another homicide -- she gets much more than she bargained for.
Acclaimed author of the cult classic The School on 103rd Street , Roland S. Jefferson weaves an explosive literary mix of contemporary urban authenticity and classic old-school crime into a mesmerizing, pulse-pounding thriller.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now this ia a deceptive book. I don't usually read any book that depicts a white girl on the cover, especially if it is written by an AA author----for obvious reasons. I mean who wants to read about another brother in the arms of a white girl. But let me tell you, this book is something else. I don't know why they put this white girl on the cover because the book isn't about her at all. The real hero is the AA gangbanger/drug dealer falsely accused of murder by the notorious LAPD. What makes this book so good is the fact that the AA gangbanger/drug dealer is so intelligent. I mean at the end you are actually rooting for him...and I don't usually root for the brother when he's selling drugs and shooting up the hood. But this is really a good book. Persoanlly, I think it should be reclassified as Hip hop, instead of regular AA fiction. This old school author sure knows how to write, thats all I can say.