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Black Lotus
By K'Wan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Akashic Books
Publication date May 27, 2014
Pages 158
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781617752667
ISBN-10 1617752665
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $11.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In The Margins List

One of Library Journal's Best African American Fiction Books of 2014

"[A] heart-thumping thriller...K'wan does a masterful job of keeping readers on their toes right up to the very last page."
--Publishers Weekly

"Fans expecting another thug-in-the-street story will be pleasantly surprised at this rough police procedural."
--Library Journal

"K'wan steadily builds to a frantic, movie-worthy climax."
--Entertainment Weekly

Included in Written Magazine's "Publisher's Picks: 30-Books-in-90-Days" list

"Yet another heart-thumping thriller by this Hip Hop author who delivers."
--Library Services for Youth in Custody

"This book features the sublime story and character development that K'wan is known for."
--Urban Reviews

"One of hip-hop fiction's hottest authors."

"The legacies of Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines are forever preserved."

"Black Lotus is an absolutely riveting edge-of-the-seat won't be disappointed."
--Zachary Mule

"Well-written at a fast pace...the suspense is cutting edge and cunning. Even if you are on top of your sleuth game, you will not figure out the game players or assassin until the end...Hats off to you K'wan."
--Ski-wee's Book Corner

Detective James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for? His career hanging on by a thread, he needs a major show of good faith to keep employed and out of prison. That's when he gets the call.

From the moment he arrives at the crime scene, Detective Wolf knows that he's in over his head. He's a narcotics detective, called in to consult on a homicide, but this is no ordinary homicide--a priest was butchered and left for dead inside his own church, with the promise of more bodies to follow. The only lead is the killer's calling card: a black lotus flower left at the crime scene. Detective Wolf now has the opportunity to quietly track and stop the Black Lotus before the next victim is claimed, in exchange for wiping his service record clean.

Accepting this case started as Detective Wolf's attempt to get Internal Affairs off his back. But when his hunt for the Black Lotus leads him to a cold case from his past, it becomes personal.

Infamous Books, curated by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.

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from Akashic Books (May 27, 2014)
9781617752650 | details & prices | 158 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $19.95
About: "[A] heart-thumping thriller.
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from Akashic Books (May 27, 2014)
9781617752667 | details & prices | 158 pages | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In The Margins ListOne of Library Journal's Best African American Fiction Books of 2014"[A] heart-thumping thriller.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Cary Hite (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 27, 2014)
9781482987720 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: [Read by Cary Hite]One detective's latest case will make or break his career.
With Cary Hite (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 27, 2014)
9781482987744 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $24.95
About: [Read by Cary Hite]One detective's latest case will make or break his career.

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