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Library JournalThe latest installment in Clark’s Thug series (after Justify My Thug) comes with a boatload of drama. Her tale of many shifting points of view and interconnected storylines opens with a brutal massacre in Decatur, GA, involving the killing of Faheem Mujahid’s young son. In Los Angeles, Trae and Tasha are trying to set their marriage right while a Chinese gangster threatens their shaky peace. Then we switch to New York where Kaylin and his wife Angel have been kidnapped by Kaylin’s brother, Kyron. All circumstances can be traced back to the backstabbing that occurred in earlier titles, but readers may quickly grow weary of the rapidly shifting points of view.
VERDICT Clark’s fame will prompt requests for this title, but her Thug series is spinning out of control with no compass. A large number of characters give voice to alternating sections and to further muddy the waters, many have “K” names—Kyron, Kaylin, Kendra, Kendrick, and King Rick. Lacking a tight storyline, this work is a jumbled and rushed effort. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/12.]
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