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Description - Shakeys Loose by Renay Jackson

In this blistering follow-up to "Oaktown Devil," ambitious new players vie to control the complex and deadly Oakland drug scene. Big Ed takes over the East Side Empire. Shakey Jones, Buckey's brother, is released from prison and his sole goal is to avenge the deaths of Buckey and his woman, Violet deaths he thinks were caused by Rainbow's betrayal. Shakey and Big Ed want the same turf, which sets up a rivalry whose endgame is predictable: a dizzying spiral of murder and revenge. Big Ed's seizure of Vanessa, taken after he kills her man in front of her, turns sour when he realizes Vanessa is more than he bargained for. In Renay Jackson's world, based on his observations of Oakland, California, the men are vicious, the women avaricious, and everyone steps on or tries to kill everyone else in the hopeless quest for power, prestige, money, and ultimately, love."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583941072
ISBN-10: 158394107X
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Renay Jackson

Renay Jackson is a former rapper and street lit author with five novels to his credit, all of which will be published by Frog, Ltd. Over a two-year period. Jackson received the Chester Himes Black Mystery Writer Award in 2002. A single father to three daughters and a niece, he lives in Oakland, California, where he has been a custodian for the Oakland Police Department for more than fifteen years.