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by Nikki Turner

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

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This sequel to A Hustler's Wife is a fast-paced tale of just how far a woman will go for her man, and how far he will go to stay on top in the game. Turner's characterizations are true to life, and the ease with which she switches from the hardness of the streets to the love between the characters is to be applauded. Most importantly, she doesn't glorify or glamorize things; she gives an open and honest portrayal of the possible consequences of the gangsta lifestyle.

Des is back on the scene after completing a 10-year prison term for a crime he didn't commit and the police are out to get him for the murder of his former attorney. His wife, Yarni, is now a successful attorney and balancing her career with motherhood. But as always, she has his back. When death hits close to home, Des rethinks his position, only to come up with an even bigger hustle, as a preacher. He jumps headlong into his new position, establishes a new church and plans to rake in the money. Little does he know, someone is out to get him, at whatever cost. (One World/ballantine, Apr., 288 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed By: Tee C. Royal

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

Published: April 2007

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