When Lamin goes legit with a career in the entertainment industry, Zion tries to keep their business going on both the street and the boardroom. It's not long before Zion becomes the target of a corruption scandal involving murder, extortion and money laundering. Once the dirt is exposed, will Lamin and Zion be able to remain one step ahead, or will their paper chasing days haunt them forever? Try Google Play with Chrome. Tracy Brown June 1, Switch to the audiobook.
Lamin Michaels learned at his mother's knee the importance of chasing paper, so it's no surprise he gets into the drug game when he's just a teenager. When he meets Zion, a product of the New York City foster care and prison system, Lamin knows that he has meet the perfect partner in crime. Together, they build a huge narcotics empire. More by Tracy Brown See more.
Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother's boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn't save her from a crack addiction.
She gets it all: When he meets Zion, a product of the New York City foster care and prison systems, Lamin knows he's met the perfect partner in crime. Criminal Minded Author s: It was thoroughly entertaining I really wanted to know what was going to happen.. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the characters and didn't blow through it like I usually would for urban stories.
Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban loves stories of the year.
Lamin Michaels learned at his mother's knee the importance of chasing paper, so it's no surprise he gets into the drug game when he's just a teenager. When he. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Adult/High School–Lamin and Zion meet in Criminal Minded: A Novel - Kindle edition by Tracy Brown.
Life with Born seems good, but all his love can't save Jada from a crack addiction. Completely strung out, Jada will stop at nothing to get the white lines she endlessly craves—even if it means selling her body for drugs and cash. But how far can Jada fall before she truly hits bottom? Flowing text, Original pages. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. When Misa Atkinson confesses to the murder of Steven Bingham, her sister's brother-in-law, for doing the unthinkable to her son, everything is turned upside down. Misa now faces jail time and the loss of her son forever, and his drug lord brother, Frankie Bingham is out for revenge. Camille drops another bomb on Frankie, telling her estranged husband and his mistress that she is pregnant with his child. Their friends, Dominique and Toya gather around Camille and Misa in their time of need, but the storm clouds have gathered over their own lives as well.
Dominique's daughter has gone missing and a dark figure from Toya's past has come back with a vengeance. Against the backdrop of a high profile murder case these four friends will band together like they never have before as they confront the demons of their pasts and an uncertain future—together. And in the end, they are forever changed. One was born in our nations capital, Washington DC. The other is a native of Murder City, Baltimore. They had a two-bedroom apartment on Continental Place, which was right around the corner from our house.
I always felt that our houses might as well have been part of the projects. We went to school with all the kids from the projects. We played with all the kids from the projects. Ultimately, we found ourselves knee-deep in shit with kids from the projects. I always felt bad about that. Even though Olivia, my little sister, is a girl, she is still good company.
Olivia and I never had a problem doing what we wanted or going where we wanted. Our fathers were both nonexistent.
I took that responsibility very seriously. My moms never offered us any type of guidance. But the bills were always paid, and we both sported the hottest Adidas, Reeboks, or whatever was popular at the moment. I guess that contributed to our obsession with money.
Money bought the finer things in life. And to us, nothing was more important than that.
Curtis also had a lot of time on his hands, since his moms was always at work. Not wanting Curtis to get caught up in the ever-present street life, Aunt Inez sent him to stay with our grandparents in Park Hill for the summer. Contrary to the stereotype of grandmothers who throw down in the kitchen, Papa was the chef in the family. Curtis was my best friend. Growing up, I was the biggest tomboy! And I constantly followed my brother Lamin and our cousin Curtis wherever they went.
If they were climbing trees, so was I. If they were catching fireflies, I poked the holes in the jar so that the fireflies could breathe.
If they played basketball, I had to be down. It seemed like only yesterday when we were carefree little kids. See, was like a golden age for me. Rap music was the sound-track of our inner-city lives and everyone was learning how to floss. Most people were living beyond their means and spending the rent money to look nice.
But me and Lamin learned early how to hustle. We got it from our moms.
Most of it came from government benefits. But a lot of it was from doing what she had to do to get money. Mommy had every dude she dealt with eating out of the palm of her hand. Lamin hated that shit. But we were able to keep our minds off of all that by spending our time with Curtis. Being with him and Lamin taught me so much. I learned how guys talk to one another about girls.
I learned what guys look for in a girl. I learned how to survive in the streets. Lamin was my brother and I loved him dearly. Curtis was my very best friend. But, ultimately, I learned the hard way that even Curtis—my hero—could fuck up so bad that his life would never be the same. Lamin Like me, Curtis had to attend summer school. I went to my regular high school for the summer.