Trouble Man

Trouble Man

by Travis Hunter
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Overview

Trouble Man by Travis Hunter

Growing up on Philadelphia’s gritty streets, Jermaine Banks was used to fighting, but life has now thrown him some unexpected hooks and jabs. Almost thirty years old, with a three-year-old son who worships the ground he walks on, a pregnant girlfriend whose family hates every breath he takes, and a slain best friend whose death racks him with guilt, Jermaine realizes it’s time to change. But can he step up to the challenge, or will he continue to be a trouble man?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345512567
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Calvin Sharpe is living proof that money is the root of all evil. He sacrificed his family for his pursuit of the almighty dollar and used money to solve all his problems. But now his two biggest secrets—shady business dealings and an abandoned child—have been exposed, and his bank account can’t save him. When both his family and the FBI demand answers, Calvin goes on the run. After hitting rock bottom, he decides it’s time to face his responsibilities—to both the law and his family, including the son he left behind.


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Trouble Man 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good read. I love Urban Fiction and this was definitely a page turner. This book made me appreciate Travis Hunter as a writer and I am looking for his next book to read. Definitely worth checking out!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From the begining I was wondering, what is this book about, and the relationship that Jermaine had w/Erin was just goofy to me. I didnt understand the plot really, and would have really liked if jermaine would have been more detailed and told his life story and if him and calvin finally developed a relationship. I was expecting much more from this book , but it just wasnt there. Calvin was so corny
Guest More than 1 year ago
Travis Hunter - You go boy! He did it again. This book was beautifully written. The story so real. A brotha wanting to do the right thing for the right reason (Ya know that's rare). This is certainly a story that all young black men who think that a quick dolla is the key to paradise and those older black men who feel that the baby is not their problem should engulf themselves in. The story is about making changes and taking care of family. But making them because you know the greater person inside you commands order and stability, a fruitful and productive life. I could not put this book down. there was a lesson in it for everyone. Sista don't try to change the man, Young brothas do it for the love of family. Let's all make it better for the kids! Bravo Mr. Hunter! Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only have three words for this book....'IT WAS EXCELLENT!!!!!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just have three words for this book....'IT WAS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jermine Banks has once again suprised me. This man has really show a change in the previous books. There are a lot of men that I personally know that should read this book. But the main thing is make sure you read them in order to understand what he's been thru and where he has reach. cant want for the next book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jermaine Banks is a troubled man, who has had a hard life for his 29 years. Abandoned even before his birth by his father, it would stand to reason that growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, Jermaine would be a hardened individual. Through the incredible tenure of his mother and caring individuals who have been placed in his life, Jermaine is not a statistic in this story and this makes for very refreshing reading. Travis Hunter, with his third novel Trouble Man has written an unusual kind of inspirational book Drama surrounds Jermaine¿s life. A drug dealer on the streets of inner city Philly who firmly believes that he¿s providing a service, he¿s subjected himself to a lot. He¿s the father of a precocious little boy named Khalil with whom he¿s fiercely loyal to, a girlfriend named Erin who is pregnant. Her family is overly protective of her, which causes crisis for Jermaine. His best friend is a victim of street violence, he has a rat in his apartment, Khalil¿s mom has gone to the lesbian side and a knock comes to the door, a man claiming to be his grandfather. Across town from Jermaine is an even deeper spiral of sewer waste, Calvin Sharpe who is a 51-year-old Real Estate Magnate with a wife and 15-year-old son C.J., and numerous affluences. Calvin is determined to leave his wife for a white woman and begin life again just because he thinks he can. When the lives of Calvin and Jermaine collide, trouble is an understatement. Jermaine has resolved to get off the streets and get Khalil into better surroundings and live life right. Calvin is hell bent on ruining his. Plot twists abound, but I won¿t say that the outcomes were necessarily predictable. Some were even far fetched, but interesting to consider nonetheless.Travis Hunter has continued characters from his previous works in Trouble Man. Not so much a continuation as a different and varied prospective which makes his writing more readable. I think that any reader who wants a no nonsense approach to reading would enjoy Trouble Man. If you get the chance to meet Mr. Hunter in person, I would strongly encourage you to do so. To hear his personality, really adds another dimension to his writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trouble Man by Travis Hunter should be a required reading for young males. This novel deals with the life of a young man who is street wise, but this isn't the life he wants for his son. Jermaine realizes that he must grow up and become a man who has to set examples and be a father to his son. A lesson is learned from this book about keeping secrets as Calvin Sharpe did for so many years. Travis Hunter made the reader look inside oneself in order to deal with love, faith and the courage to grow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book goes into the life of a man who takes care of his son, has no legal job, no father, and the world on his shoulders. I believe the book should be an inspiration to all those brothas out there with empty hearts, big hearts, open hearts, and an open mind. It was a pleasure to read, from a sista's perspective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful novel based on the life of Jermaine Banks (The Hearts of Men and Married But Still Looking), hustler extraordinaire. In this tantalizing tale Banks is portrayed as a drug dealer with a soft heart. He suddenly decides to take control of his destiny and makes some decisions that will change his whole outlook on life. Hunter's unique writing style will keep you on the edge of your seat.