Description - Peanut's Revenge by Renay Jackson
A blistering follow-up to "Turf War, Peanut's Revenge" opens with the release of criminal kingpin Big Ed Tatum from jail after the only witness to his crime is murdered. What's his first task as a free man? To track down his rival Silky, who soon turns up dead. Silky's woman, Melody Bordeaux (aka Peanut), vows revenge. But complications arise when Peanut's adored little sister Crystal falls in love with Big Ed. Peanut follows Big Ed to his parents' house where he stores his stash of drugs, money, and guns. Working on a parallel track are police team Johnson and Hernandez. As always, Jackson paints an unforgettable picture of the mean streets and lost souls of the urban underworld in his distinctive style. What makes this entry stand out from its predecessors is Jackson's sizzling portrait of a female protagonist who will do whatever it takes to avenge the death of the man she loved.
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(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
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Author Biography - Renay Jackson
Renay Jackson, long-time custodian for the Oakland Police Department, discovered his talent for writing while helping his daughter with a writing assignment for school. In the beginning, Jackson's only true believer was himself. Five books later, he has thousands of fans and plenty of plots in his head for new novels. Jackson's books fall into the hip-hop genre, also called "ghetto lit" and "urban lit." They are full of sex, violence, and drugs. Jackson's readership is mostly African American, but he feels that his books have a multi-ethnic appeal. It's just a matter of reaching out to other groups and getting name recognition outside of his regular circles of readers. Jackson says he "tells it how it is," and his readers agree. Renay is the 2002 winner of the Chester Himes Award, the top prize at the annual Chester Himes Black Mystery Writers Conference.