Dirty Game

Dirty Game

by Shannon Holmes
4.0 15

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Dirty Game by Shannon Holmes

Kenny "Ken-Ken" Greene left his days as a hustler behind him when his wife was killed during a scam gone bad, leaving him with a baby daughter. Now he's a cab driver, doing what he can to put food on the table and give his daughter, Destiny, everything she needs. In spite of his past or because of it, he's willing to do whatever it takes to keep Destiny off the streets. But when he is shot and paralyzed during a robbery while on the job, Destiny knows that she has to step up to the plate to take care of the father who has provided for her. Allowing herself to learn from one of the fiercest street hustlers, Destiny becomes his lover and soon her skills rival his. But the longer she stays in the game, the deeper into the game she falls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429900232
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 763,504
File size: 271 KB

About the Author

Shannon Holmes wrote his first novel, B-MORE CAREFUL while in prison. When it was published, B-MORE CAREFUL immediately became a #1 bestseller, making him a major name in a new generation of fiction—hip hop fiction. He then launched Triple Crown Publications, one of the leading publishers of hip hop fiction, with Vickie Stringer, and wrote the #1 Essence bestseller BAD GIRLZ and NEVER GO HOME AGAIN.


Shannon Holmes wrote his first novel, B-More Careful while in prison. When it was published, B-More Careful immediately became a #1 bestseller, making him a major name in a new generation of hip hop fiction. He followed B-More Careful with the bestsellers Bad Girlz and Never Go Home Again. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their two daughters.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Dirty Game 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
carlos smith More than 1 year ago
pretty nice read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had to be the best book i've read so far.. I love the detail and the vividness the author gives. Amazing book must read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Two toes up to Shannon Holmes, boy you did your thang. How much bad luck could one person have? Well, read this book and you find that person by the name of Destiny Greene. Destiny you can say is surrounded by death. Gone are her mother, father, and new born baby. If that isn't enough now she has to deal with the betrayal of her so call boyfriend Rome, and her shady best friend Makeba. Destiny will learn alot of hard lessons, and the main one is learning that it is better to walk away at times rather than trying to stay and seek revenge. Even when you know that revenge in some cases is the best answer. Destiny was one strong sister. Enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ilike reading shannon holmes books but the grammar in his novel take away the enjoyment of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first started reading this book, it sounded familar. then i reallized it was a stort story from another book Holmes wrote a couple of years ago i think called 'the game'. this book was ok, i liked it until the end. the end for me was a complete let down. i'm not going to give it away but the story was building the last few chapters them i feel like i was just left hanging. i felt Destiny didn't get the revenage she definatly deserved. i think it should have been more grimmy at the end. other than that it was a good book. i would definately read another book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story opens up with Kenny 'Ken-Ken' Greene and his pregnant wife Maria. They were the Bronz's Bonnie and Clyde. Tragedy strikes and ends with Maria shot and killed during one of their hustles. They were able to save their baby daughter and it left Kenny to raise her alone. Kenny battled the guilt of his wife's death and trying to shield his daughter from the streets. As time passes, Kenny is a cab driver and trying to keep them out of debt. But the bills keep coming and once again tragedy strikes leaving Kenny unable to provide for Destiny. By now Destiny is seventeen and lured to the streets to be able to provide for her father as well as herself. Destiny learns all the tricks and trades of hustling from her long time crush, Rome. Against her fathers wishes she becomes deep in the streets where there is no turning back. Dirty Game was a good read but it did leave me open with questions.Holmes gives readers a bird's eye view of the harsh life on the streets. Shannon Holmes did a good job developing the characters where you could feel their emotions and struggles. He gave you a look at the struggles in the Bronz and the harsh reality of being a single parent. On the other hand the grammar in the book was a little overboard. The slang I guess was for you to connect with the character but it made me have to slow down in reading. All in all I would however recommend this read. If there is a sequel, I will be picking it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m not one for reading a synopsis because I know that it may not be an accurate description. Once I cracked Dirty Game open, I had an instant feeling of déjà vu. Could it be? Have I read this story previously? Unfortunately, I did and I wish I¿d been pre-warned. Dirty Game was one of the stories featured in a terribly written anthology by a bootleg publishing company. I felt like I¿ve been hoodwinked! But after I trekked across the city of Chicago to meet Shannon Holmes, I decided to give him a reprieve in an effort to see how things would fair¿ After losing his wife to a scam gone awry, Kenny ¿Ken-Ken¿ Green without delay modifies his life from hustler to daddy. The only thing Ken-Ken wants is to give his baby girl everything she¿ll need. Whether its precious jewels of knowledge, how her body is changing, or what he and her mother used to do in the streets of New York, Ken-Ken is destined to keep their daughter away from the game. Unfortunately, karma and/or fate will render Ken-Ken powerless and removes him from the position as the provider. Will Destiny make use of her inherited ways? With the assistance of Jerome ¿Rome¿ Wells, a known thug, Destiny becomes his prized student of the streets. Honing in on her skills seems to be a quick payoff. Destiny is sure to hide her new found activities from her dad for fear that she¿ll disappoint him. However, once her secret is out in the open, will the unique bond between father and daughter lessen? Rome is away doing time so Destiny is forced to make ends meet. She inducts her girl, Makeba, in on her plots. A reversal of roles soon causes a rift in their friendship. Power struggles lead to jail time and revenge in order to obtain those ill gotten gains. Is Destiny prepared to battle the hard core streets to reclaim her shattered dreams and lost soul? Dirty Game is at best a run of the mill read. Booklovers copping this book looking for the Shannon Holmes who wrote B-More Careful, in my opinion, will be greatly disappointed. Not only do you overdose on the Ebonics, but the editing as well. The story builds up with drama, yet it always fizzles out leaving you desperate for some sort of encounter. While the father and daughter relationship is endearing, and you pity the sorrow that seems to plague Destiny¿s poor soul, the fact still remains that the book itself is a Dirty Game as it leaves you with a faux ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read EVERY book Mr.Holmes have written but I must admit that after waiting on this one - I was let down! But will I buy another book by him the answer it YES!