Ride or Die
"Like Jones's previous novels, Ride or Die finds heart and soul in bleak surroundings."
"Solomon Jones is the real deal. With page-turning plots and lifelike characters, he takes you beyond the ink and deep into the story."
K'wan, bestselling author of Street Dreams, Hoodlum, and Eve
"In Pipe Dream and The Bridge, Solomon Jones proved himself a vivid storyteller and an adept craftsman. In his latest effort, the adrenaline-fueled Ride or Die, he infuses the action with enough pathos and heart to set a new standard. This is a fast-paced, beautifully compelling love story rendered against the gritty, urban backdrop of the best noir."
Nichelle D. Tramble, author of The Last King and The Dying Ground
"Ride or Die is a scorching roller-coaster ride through the intestines of Philly. Solomon Jones masterfully constructs a world where no one is what they seem."
Y. Blak Moore, author of The Apostles
"Jones tells his tale with confidence and a staccato style that heightens the melodrama. And in Kenya, he creates a character who remains vivid when she's off the page. . . . The Bridge never fails to engage us."
The Boston Globe
"Jones, whose first book, Pipe Dream, was hailed as a promising debut, shows more of that promise in The Bridge. . . . A powerful, painful look at and inside the world of heroin."
"Passionately unsparing as before in its portrayal of a subculture in despair."
"In his first novel, Solomon Jones shows that for a black piper in Philadelphia, not getting killed by the cops can be harder to pull off than not getting killed by crack."
The New York Times Book Review
"Gripping tale of dope, murder and self-worth . . . a narrative style that's reminiscent of Donald Goines."