This is the story of four men who have remained friends for some 20 years despite their professions: Anthony, a police detective; Lorenzo, a jazz musician; Cyprus, a professional assassin for hire; and Alex, who is having a mental breakdown. The men get together every Friday to let off steam pent up from their work week and to gripe about the current state of their lives.

Telling her story in the first person of all four individuals is a good idea that Kinyua makes work. The reader is never confused but is with each narrator as the story moves on. This novel is gritty and realistic, and the dialogue and action have a tone reminiscent of Donald Goines. A compelling and interesting read. (Aug., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Katherine King