While investigating one of hip-hop's most successful music labels, Gun Clap Records, undercover FBI agent Jessica Jackson is willing to do anything to keep her identity a secret. She helps the Feds hit a grand slam during their investigation when they learn that Angela Calvino, the daughter of New York mafia boss Paulie Calvino, plans to start a hip-hop label with money from the Calvino family crime rackets. LaCostra Nostra Records will rise under the tutelage of Gun Clap Records's feared and powerful CEO, and the Feds soon have what they need to take down both record labels. In The Take Down by Mark Anthony, the only question is, did Agent Jackson cross the line to get the evidence she needed?
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
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About the Author
Mark Anthony is the Essence bestselling author of Paper Chasers, Dogism, Streets of New York, and Lady's Night. He is currently at work on his next novel.
Mark Anthony is the Essence bestselling author of Harlem Heat, The Take Down, Lady's Night, Paper Chasers, Dogism and Streets of New York. He lives in New York where he is currently at work on his next novel.
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Why is it that folks who have read the book before you come on here with a tell all story! What in the hell would you rob someone else from reading the book. Since you wanna be book writters go and start making your own book because I'm so tired of you people and you know who I'm talking about. ( thoese who tell all readers) get yourself a book sit down and read and leave no info what so ever!!! Anyways. I am going to cop this book and try my best not to cuss out an wannabe book story teller. Devotion
This book took me less than a week to read, given I had to work and sleep! It was very addicting, couldnt put in down! I've recommended it to so many people! Im looking forward to reading more from Mark Anthony
Paula Winslow is a twenty five year old African American FBI agent who was stationed in St. Louis but who wants to get transferred to New York and her chance came when her boss asked her if she was willing to go undercover. The FBI knows but can¿t prove that the Calvino crime family is laundering money through Gun Clap records owned by Tyrell ¿Supreme¿ Morgan and fronted by Horse Hopkins who the public assumes is the real owner.------------------- Paula goes undercover as Jessica Jackson owner of a modeling agency who supplies girls for videos and other legitimate enterprises to Gun Clap records, which leads to her meeting Horse and Supreme who end up trusting her. She also maneuvers her way into life of Angela, the daughter of the head of the Calvino family and introduces her to Horse. Briefly hip hop and the mafia are in bed together but when Supreme and Horse feel that the family is dissing them, they start a war that ends up with Jessica being kidnapped on a plane ride to Mexico.---------------------- There is plenty of action, intrigue and blood and gore in this seat of your pants thriller. Readers get an insiders' look at corruption in the record industry where collateral damage is the norm while watching the protagonist go to extraordinary lengths to keep the investigation moving in the direction she wants it to go. The characters are well drawn and readers know what makes them tick though the most sympathetic character is Angela Calvino who is trapped by birth into a lifestyle that doesn¿t suit her.----------------- Harriet Klausner