Death Before Dishonor

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ONE REASON TO LIVE.
THREE REASONS TO DIE.

Trill Johnson has five years of jail time under his belt, two women trying to get inside his pants, and one mission in his heart of hearts: Get the suckers who sold him out. And get 'em good.

Sunni James will do anything for Trill. Lie, cheat, steal. Even risk losing her successful beauty salon to ...

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Overview

ONE REASON TO LIVE.
THREE REASONS TO DIE.

Trill Johnson has five years of jail time under his belt, two women trying to get inside his pants, and one mission in his heart of hearts: Get the suckers who sold him out. And get 'em good.

Sunni James will do anything for Trill. Lie, cheat, steal. Even risk losing her successful beauty salon to save him from the mean streets of Richmond.

Precious Pay will do anything for Trill, too. She cribbed his kid while he did his time, so now she wants Trill to pay for the leg she lost in a robbery gone wrong.

But when love is a lie, who do you trust? When the deals turn dirty, who do you betray? And when the guns start blazing, who's going down?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416531005
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 144,117
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

50 Cent is a record-breaking rap recording artist, entrepreneur, music producer, and actor. His debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin', sold more than 12 million units worldwide, is certified eight times platinum, and was the basis for the semi-autobiographical film of the same title, in which he starred. He is the first artist to have four songs in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100 since the Beatles in 1964, and in 2012 he released his fifth studio album. He published his memoir, the New York Times bestseller From Pieces to Weight, which was hailed as “cool, hard, and vivid, a minor classic of gangster rap noir” (The New York Times). Under the G-Unit brand, his business empire includes a record label, apparel and footwear ventures, vitamin water, and more. He also created the nonprofit organization The G-Unity Foundation, which aims to better the life of urban youth. Learn more at 50cent.com.

Nikki Turner has been writing urban fiction since her 2003 novel A Hustler’s Wife. After writing more than a dozen books and landing on bestseller lists for Essence, USA TODAY, and The New York Times, she’s been dubbed the Queen of Hip Hop Lit. She resides in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia, with her two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    Death Before Dishonor is one of the worst books I've ever read main. It starts with ex-con Trill Johnson running from 50. His truck is full of dope and when he gets stopped by a cop who is determined to send him to jail, he runs for his life. While involved in a high-speed police chase complete with helicopters, he runs into a neighborhood shedding his gun and his chinchilla coat in the process. Sunni James, owner of a 24-hour beauty salon, happens to live in the Set he runs into. Since she can't stand to see a brothah in trouble, she plays CAPTIN' Save a CRIMINAL & hides G from the cops right? 'Time out! I don't care who it is, if you're being chased by the PO PO and helicopters there is no way I'm letting you into my crib, please.' But okay, I went with it. So he tosses up this chick right, and now he is runing her. (By the way, he lives with his one-legged girlfriend who took care of his son while he was in jail.) But forget the shorty he's got at home, he sees a new play thang & has to have it. While he and Sunni develop a relationship, his girlfriend--Precious Pay, a gold-digger through and through, but his woman nonetheless--gets left behind and she jealously decides to get her revenge. Weak! I am all for artists who want to be musicians, actors, and entrepreneurs, but you can't just add writer to your name, even though you have some one else doing it for you. 50 come on now? These stories are big on sex, drugs, and violence, and short on plot, character development, and reality. I know they're novellas and can't be as fully developed as a full book, but there was no reason for 50 to waste my time like this. I'll know better than to pick up another G Unit book their Ghost Writers are slingin' like comic books? TO THE G UNIT I SAY, COME ON CREW, GET YOUR G.E.D.s'!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    GREAT BOOK LOVED IT

    LOVED THIS I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN.. ONLY BAD THING IS YOU DNT KNW WAT HAPPEN TO TRILL..WISH SHE WOULD MAKE A PART 2..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    Searingly Emotional Narrative of Urban Living

    The phrase modern classic is overused these days but to say that Death Before Dishonor is on the level with other such classics such as Native Son or the Invisible Man is an injustice to Death Before Dishonor. Filled with lush exquisite prose, Death Before Dishonor is a heart gripping tale of loyalty and the struggle of the African American community. Presenting real life in a fashion that is accessible to young adult and mature audiences alike this story shows that life may be gritty and challenging but is always full of hope -just like the African American condition in modern American society.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Great

    Very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Excellent Read

    I had this book for a long while before reading it. This book was very well written. I loved the story line and plot. I hope there will be a book 2 for this one due to how it ended.

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

    Good, Your basic cheating men

    This is a very great book! I passed this book up to my grandma and she also loved it for the romatic scenes. When you start you won't want to put this book down!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    shanti504

    I really enjoyed this book!!! it was tight!!! I really hope that there is a part two cause i want to know what happened to trill,sunni and the rest! If you ask me i don't think trill died and i think he is going to take deigo down with sunni by his side!! just my opinion!!! Love it!!!

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    Good Book

    This book was really good. I reed it in one day but, I did not really care for th end alot of questions were left unanswered I hope there is a part two

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

    WATCH YOUR GIRL AND YOUR HOMMIE

    First off there has to be a sequel to this novel!!!!!!!!! you can not leave us hanging like that. Precious needs to be dealt with and in a hurry. Is trill alive or is he dead?????? what happens to sunni?????? and what about noc noc??????? this was and interesting novel, but after you finish reading it, you feel like you wasted your time because you don't have closure. You are left shaking you head and asking, what really happened?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2007

    A Real Love Story

    I really enjoyed this book. It made me nervous in the begining for a woman to just want to do anything and everything for a man that she has jsut met. But, hey love makes you that way sometimes. And for a woman that has come from the slums of nothing and have your 'baby daddy' build you an empire and your still not happy. This book shows the way of the world of back-stabbing and money hungry friends and lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2007

    loved this book

    I have read this book twice.I have it displayed on my book shelf in my home and refuse to let anyone take it anywhere.I loved this book as well as the others that this author has written.I wish Nikki the best at whatever she does in the future.She is a wonderful writer.This is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    MGRL, LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

    There has to be a SEQUEL and please don't wait 4 years to write it. I was glued to this book read it in a day. A MUST READ!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    Can't wait for Part 2!!

    I read this book in one night..couldn't put it down..I know there has to be a Part 2..Can't wait for it to come out:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book started out great but ended idiotic. I wxpected so much more from Nikki Turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2007

    What happen to trill ?

    i liked the book but i felt like it left me hanging, what happen to trill? did he die, did him and sunni begin their life together? who sent precious the flowers? was it noc-noc since trill is dead, or was it trill if he is not dead? see i want to know. hope there is a nother book some where out there that will finish this off .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

    Have to Disagree

    I have to disagree with the reviews that i have read.This was one of thoos books that made you want to throw it away.I have read alot of books in my time and this one was not a winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2007

    this book was off the hook

    NIkki Turner killed this book it's too crazy. I read this book in one day, because i just couldn't put it down. This book is a big page turner i suggest everyone good out and buy this book you won't be disapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2007

    Da filthiest

    This book is da nasty! My buddy jo-jo said that it is totally tru, cause he saw it all go down, all the way. The main lady, she loves it like that...4 Realz!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2007

    Much better than I expected !

    Good book w/ a lot of twists and turns. Finished it in one day! Easy read, and the ending was crazy, left you hanging, so I know there is a part 2. Great book...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2007

    Great book

    Good book, finished it in one day, but there has to be a sequel..has to be..

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