Malik Perry is the son of Michael, a ruthless gangster who is regarded as the King of Southeast, one of the worst sections of our nations capitol and infamously known as the concrete jungle . A smart ambitious hustler who eagerly wanted to retire from the game and live a normal life with his wife and son, but something goes wrong before he quits. Malik, the heir to his throne, is too young to understand yet old enough to listen. Now left to be raised by his aunt Linda, a female hustler with connections, Malik takes a journey through life on the opposite side of the city where he becomes equipped with every valuable lesson to be learned on the gritty streets of Washington D.C. In his quest for riches while climbing the ladder of success, Malik meets two people that could ultimately change his mind of becoming the next king. Rico, a friend who'd become the brother he always wanted, and Peaches a love he never knew. Love, trust, and betrayal laced with every ingredient the streets have to offer.
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Jason Poole’s “Prince of the City” is the story of Mike Perry and his rise and fall as King of the City. Mike trained his son, Malik, at a very young age to always watch his back. Malik grows up real fast and quickly rises in the game. As a result of the gangster lifestyle, Malik follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes the Prince of the City. There's money, drugs, murder, betrayal, love and loss which all make for a very good read. Wow! This novel had me from the first page and held my attention until the very last page. “Prince of the City” is very intriguing and the author paints a vivid picture of the street life. Poole lets you know in the game you must watch your back at all times and watch the company you keep; friends are not always as they seem. This is an enjoyable read, and I can see myself reading other novels by this author. The storyline is well written. I felt like I was right there watching everything take place. I felt the emotions when tragedy stuck as well as the love that was felt throughout the book. The ending will really shock you and have you saying, ‘What!’ I would highly recommend this novel. Keep up the great work, Jason Poole! Reviewed by: Lisa M.