With this being my first full-fledged introduction to the writing of K'wan, I chose to take my time in reading this novel.
Needless to say, it was well worth the wait.
K'wan takes you deep inside the streets, featuring the lives of Darius "Rio" Santana, his lady Trinity and a cast of characters that are loyal, or so one thinks. Trying to find a legitimate job seemed to be a dead end for the smart man hustling drugs part time, until the opportunity of a lifetime lands in his lap.
Just when things look up for Rio to get his life together, things take an interesting turn. Money, power, lies, deceit and usefulness all come into play as the pages get turned. K'wan has a way of entangling the reader just enough to evoke certain emotions through the characters activities. That in itself earns my stamp of approval with his level of writing.
It's one thing to write a novel with purpose. K'wan Foye write a novel and leaves you impressed with the story, its meaning and full blown reckoning tied together ever so smartly.
Thank you for enlightening my year with your work!