Richard Jeanty -
Hoodfellas II: American Gangster -
Available Now! -
3.5 out of 5 books -
What happens when you go to a foreign country to get away from the stresses of life? Enter into the world of Hoodfellas II, where you will be taken on a journey of kidnapping, murder, corruption, and sex.
Deon had landed on foreign soil, unfamiliar to the traditions of Haiti but filled with high expectations. Deon came to Haiti to leave his troubled life behind him, but things take a turn for the worse. Deon and some of his closes friends are not used to the Haitian way of life. Looking into the faces of poverty is surreal to them. Always having to stay on guard, it's hard to just relax and let down his guard. But when Deon gets kidnapped, it becomes survival of the fittest mode. Will Deon make it out alive, or will he see his last days in Haiti?
Hoodfellas II definitely takes you into the grim and grit of Haiti. During his encounter, Deon comes across many characters that emerge and show their true colors. One in particular is Jean Paul, who opens his home to Deon. Jean Paul is back to his homeland after catching a case in the States. Jean Paul wants to take care of his friend while they are visiting and possibly invest in businesses together. But when Deon is kidnap, and after doing some research and realizing he was the intended target. Jean Paul goes into beast mode to save his friend as well as revealing some secrets that he thought were airtight close.
Hoodfellas II by Richard Jeanty is a truly different kind of street tale. Being that the story takes place in a foreign country; the author paints a good picture the poverty and improvishment up close. It shows the extreme things that can cause an individual to do whatever they have to do to survive. I have read several books by Richard Jeanty and this book shows his ability to continue to create strong novels with a purpose.
Reviewed by Kristin for Urban Reviews
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