Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.

Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.

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by Solomon Jones
     
 

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Karima "C.R.E.A.M." Thomas stands before a judge as an accomplice in the murders of two drug dealers. Suddenly, a scream tears through the courtroom, and when the smoke clears, her mother lies dying on the floor. Soon, others in Karima's family are targeted, and one thing becomes clear: Unless she finds the killer first, Karima will be the next to die. With the

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Karima "C.R.E.A.M." Thomas stands before a judge as an accomplice in the murders of two drug dealers. Suddenly, a scream tears through the courtroom, and when the smoke clears, her mother lies dying on the floor. Soon, others in Karima's family are targeted, and one thing becomes clear: Unless she finds the killer first, Karima will be the next to die. With the help of Captain Kevin Lynch, Karima races to untangle a web of family secrets that threaten her very life. As she unlocks the shocking truth about her past, Karima closes in on the killer, and in a deadly struggle against an enemy as ruthless as herself, Karima is determined to get one thing – payback.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Solomon Jones

"[E]xplosive."—Publisher's Weekly on Payback

"Fast-paced and gritty."—-Philadelphia Inquirer on C.R.E.A.M.

"[Jones's] timeless story and some strong action sequences make this quick, satisfying entertainment." Publisher's Weekly on Ride or Die

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429994859
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
937,040
File size:
193 KB

Meet the Author

Solomon Jones is the Essence bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels C.R.E.A.M., The Bridge, Ride or Die, and Pipe Dream, and the short story collection Keeping Up With The Jones. He is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, and a spoken-word artist whose debut CD is titled Wisdom. Jones teaches creative writing at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia with his family, and is currently at work on his next novel.


Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author. He has written novels including The Dead Man's Wife and The Gravedigger's Ball, and is an award-winning columnist whose journalistic works have been published in Essence and the Philadelphia Daily News. He lives in Philadelphia with his family and is currently at work on his next novel.

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Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MyThoughtsCM More than 1 year ago
I purchased this and the first book CREAM and I must say that I'm glad I did because this was as much of a page-turner as the first book and I wasn't at all disappointed and in fact I couldn't put it down...Good work Solomon and do continue writing...and judging by the way this book ended, I doubt that we've heard the last of Karima...
DarleneGinn-Hargrove More than 1 year ago
I LOVED EVERY TWIST AND TURN THAT THIS BOOK TOOK. I DID NOT READ C.R.E.A.M. BUT THE WAY THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO IN MY OPINION. I WAS ABLE TO FOLLOW THE CHARACTERS AND THE STORY WAS ACTION PACKED. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT SO MANY SECRETS WOULD LEAD TO ONE BIG KILLING FRENZY. TONY WILLIAMS DID NOT BLINK AN EYE WHEN IT CAME TO KILLING HIS BIRTH MOTHER. NOW THAT IS COLD BLOODED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THIS BOOK. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE BY SOLOMON JONES.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Municipal Court of Philadelphia Judge Myra Weaks is ruling whether Karima "Cream" Thomas must stand trial for the death of her boyfriend, Duane Faision (see C.R.E.A.M.). As the Judge states there is efficient evidence for Ms. Thomas to stand trial for murder and the accused insists an accident during a shoot out occurred, a scream is heard by all inside the courtroom by someone outside. Karima, worried about her mom's reaction to the recent tragic events, recognizes the voice and rushes out to the hallway. There she finds her mother Sharon Thomas dying from a puncture wound in her neck; the Ice Pick serial killer has struck. Karima vows to avenge her mom's death. However, as the killer goes on a rampage murdering anyone he had the slightest grudge with, Karima follows his icy blood trail looking for a confrontation. This is a wild satirical sequel starring a kick butt African-American heroine who takes no prisoners as shown by the opening argument between her and the Judge over the merit of her late drug dealing boyfriend and never slows down as Cream takes readers on a tour of the city. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action while the audience anticipates a final grudge match winner takes all between the diabolically brilliant profiling Ice Pick killer and the heroine, mindful of Cleopatra Jones. Harriet Klausner
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Recently released from prison, Karima Thomas finds herself back in court facing new charges when an unknown assailant stabs her mother. With no possible leads, Karima finds herself depending on the very person who led her to capture in the first place, Captain Kevin Lynch. While Kevin Lynch has vowed to serve and protect, for some reason Karima seems to have a special hold over him. While he's denied that it's anything more than his incessant need to solve the case, he finds himself having to decide between helping Karima or being there for his family. The city of Philly is under attack and things will be fine once all of the Thomas family secrets have been revealed and they've all been forced to pay for all of the mayhem they have caused. Deathbed confessions and collaborating politicians leave Karima standing in an unknown line of fire. Troy Williams is looking to reconnect with the long forgotten branches of his politically laced family tree. While there won't be any happy reunions or hopes for keeping in touch, Troy has a list of reasons why the people who've wronged him must suffer. Karima and Troy find themselves scouring the city of Philly for PAYBACK. Who will be on top? PAYBACK THE RETURN OF C.R.E.A.M, although a sequel, has a strong enough storyline with new characters that makes for an intriguing read. I do hope that Solomon Jones will continue with his interesting characters soon. Reviewed by: Crystal