Criminal Minded

Criminal Minded

by Tracy Brown
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Overview

Criminal Minded by Tracy Brown

Lamin Michaels learned at his mother's knee the importance of chasing paper, so it's no surprise he gets into the drug game when he's just a teenager. When he meets Zion, a product of the New York City foster care and prison system, Lamin knows that he has meet the perfect partner in crime. Together, they build a huge narcotics empire.

Then, Lamin falls hard for a beautiful girl named Lucky. Lucky makes Lamin realize that there is more to life than cash and more cash. When Lamin goes legit with a career in the entertainment industry, Zion tries to keep their business going on both the street and the boardroom. It's not long before Zion becomes the target of a corruption scandal involving murder, extortion and money laundering. Once the dirt is exposed, will Lamin and Zion be able to remain one step ahead, or will their paper chasing days haunt them forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312336462
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 286,714
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tracy Brown is the Essence bestselling author of Aftermath, Snapped, Twisted, and White Lines. Writing has always been her passion, and she finds it an honor to depict for her readers the things she's seen and heard. She is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Staten Island.

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Criminal Minded 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't get it. Did I read a different book than the other reviewers? This story was long and pointless. I have read other books by Tracy Brown; and, this was by far her worst effort. I'm really not feeling this trend with authors that refuse to have a happy ending. It doesn't make the tales more edgy or authentic to not do so. I get it life is tough but I read to escape and want my happy ending. I like believing that happy endings are possible even for those born with a bad hand. Anyway, what was the point to this story? I'm not saying that there aren't people who say they love you who look for opportunities to hurt you out of jealousy, BUT, no one put Curtis in jail but Curtis. Lamin tried to prevent Curtis from facing his beef with Joshua alone. He visited Curtis in jail? He had Curtis' back when he was released from jail? Okay so you want to make him resent his cousin's success. Why not make him have an affair with Lucky or Dream? Let him be Jordan's biological father. How about making him steal Lamin's money from the safe and use it to become a major kingpin who has more financial success than Zion? Why not shoe the reader more of what Curtis went through while he was jail that turned him into someone that would betray his family? Zion was loyal to his friend (Lamin) and gave him 100% even when it hurt him to do so. Why make Lamin turn his back on Zion in front of their employees? Zion is the man who took Lamin and TAUGHT him the drug game, killed for Lamin, gave him his cut when he was laying on his ass recuperating, a silent partner in his business, Olivia's man and father to Adiva, his best friend. All that was needed was a conversation to come to an understanding. That was just ridiculous. The author should have showed more street action, not just say he was a drug dealer who became a kingpin. Why not see Zion and Lamin conduct business? Why not see Zion and Olivia conduct business? Why did Papa die? I'm not saying people don't die; but why did he die before Nadia? What was the rationale? Lucky was mad at Lamin for cheating on her; but, didn't she cheat on Jalil with Lamin? To not have them find each other again when their love was pure wasn't cool. Lamin proposes to the other woman on the same day that he proposed to the love of his life. Who does that? His character was just inconsistent for me. In the beginning he was smarter than he was in the end. How could he not see Curtis brewing? How could he not know that Dream was a nightmare? How is he in the same industry and not hear that she was trifling, especially after their first conversation. I just can't figure out what was the point. This story was a hard read; it just went on and on and on looking for a direction that it never found. There were missed opportunities for better outcomes and storylines. I definitely don't recommend this book. But Tracy Brown is so talented; I will not hesitate to buy her next books. This one just didn't do it for me. Skip it.
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Great Book
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Hotladygrandma More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, which held my interest. A good buy.
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Nirae Monique More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the best i read it a couple times and its one of the best books u have wroten u inspire me with ur words of writting love this book , keep the books comming :)
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L Stallworth More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent!! I love Tracy Brown's books....I'm hooked and I want more of Lucky and Lamin....I could not put this book down..
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i think that this book needs a part 2 find out what happens with lucky what happens with Zion and the case and if he or lamien flips on each other the missing witness
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Guest More than 1 year ago
a must read you will not be disappointed
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the bomb. Loved every minute of it. Seriously a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very well written and a really good story. Tracy Brown makes you really feel each character and you just get sucked into their lives. I never write reviews but I had to because I love this book so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book from the beginning till the end. I was glad Olivia finally was able to have a relationship w/Zion. It seemed as if he really cared for her. Lucky moved on w/her life and it was for the better. A great book filled w/drama and love as well as mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. The characters were different and a refreshing change from all those other book. I thought black was good, this book is even better, I can't wait for her next book. I reccomend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book to me is so unbelievable good. I could't put it down.I mean I was so touch by reading this book.I read a lot of books, but this was my first time reading one of tracy brown books.So now i have to get all of her books.She really gets down.This is a must read book, I'm telling ya'll now, ya better get it you won't regret it BELIEVE ME.