From the Publisher
“Turner gives her readers the long-awaited encore they've been longing for, and it has just as much heart-racing drama as the first installment.” Booklist on Project Chick II: What's Done in the Dark
“Nikki puts a new twist on an old favorite. As thought provoking and witty as it is hood, Project Chick II is a great read.” K'wan
“Few writers working in the field today bring the drama [like] Nikki Turner. . . . [She's] a master at weaving juicy, 'hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption.” Vibe on Forever a Hustler's Wife
Richmond, VA.’s steamy summer is the backdrop for Turner’s long awaited sequel to 2003’s Project Chick. Khalil, aka Lucky, Tressa Shawsdale’s lover and father of her twin boys has been dead for seven years. (A gruesome death scene that Poe would admire recaps his demise.) Now 13-year-old twins Ali and Hadji are learning the streets from Khalil’s running partner, Ace, and Indie, Tressa’s boyfriend. The twins are ice-cold emotionally, street-wise beyond their years, and seek an-eye-for-an-eye revenge for their biological father’s murder. Tressa wants a clean life for her boys and asks her boss, Mayor Eli Walters, to speak to the twins as a role model. Hmmm, this mayor may not be so honorable. The streets heat up with the summer temperatures as there’s no statute of limitations on revenge.
VERDICT Seasoned street-lit readers will snatch up this title as Project Chick was a pioneering work back in the day, and Turner’s name sparks instant recognition. The lengthy set-up for a third installment may frustrate readers, but there’s satisfying drama packed in the last 25 pages.
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