Crack City

Overview

Sex, violence, and drugs reign supreme in this engrossing depiction of an urban underworld. Lorraine has it all: a devoted husband, a comfortable home, a secure job, and a hot body. When she and her coworker Allison go out to lunch one day, they bump into Lorraine’s cousin, Dirty Don, and his friend, Black Nasty. Allison surprises everyone when she offers to sell them her stash of crack. When drug kingpin Andre finds out, he strikes a deal with Allison’s drug-dealing husband, Jeremy. Lorraine starts an affair ...
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Overview

Sex, violence, and drugs reign supreme in this engrossing depiction of an urban underworld. Lorraine has it all: a devoted husband, a comfortable home, a secure job, and a hot body. When she and her coworker Allison go out to lunch one day, they bump into Lorraine’s cousin, Dirty Don, and his friend, Black Nasty. Allison surprises everyone when she offers to sell them her stash of crack. When drug kingpin Andre finds out, he strikes a deal with Allison’s drug-dealing husband, Jeremy. Lorraine starts an affair with Andre against her better judgment but her husband Rainbow smells something fishy. Will Rainbow discover Lorraine’s secret? Meanwhile, JoMo, also known as Bill Greene, an undercover cop, is working hard to get the information he needs to put Andre and Jeremy behind bars and restore order to the streets again. As always, Jackson paints an unforgettable picture of the mean streets and lost souls of the inner city in his distinctive style.
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"Renay Jackson brings the grit, glory, and human essence of the Oakland underworld to you like no one else. The sun, the dope, the guns, the blood, and the love are all revealed..."
—Adisa Banjoko, author of Lyrical Swords: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix

"Like Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim, Jackson is at the forefront of a new kind of literature."
—Robert Greer, best-selling author of the CJ Floyd Mysteries and Heat Shock

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583941065
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Renay Jackson, long-time custodian for the Oakland Police Department, discovered his talent for writing while helping his daughter with a writing assignment for school. In the beginning, Jackson's only true believer was himself. Five books later, he has thousands of fans and plenty of plots in his head for new novels. Jackson's books fall into the hip-hop genre, also called "ghetto lit" and "urban lit". They are full of sex, violence, and drugs. Jackson's readership is mostly African American, but he feels that his books have a multi-ethnic appeal. It's just a matter of reaching out to other groups and getting name recognition outside of his regular circles of readers. Jackson says he "tells it how it is," and his readers agree. Renay is the 2002 winner of the Chester Himes Award, the top prize at the annual Chester Himes Black Mystery Writers Conference.
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