Praise for Solomon Jones
Ride or Die
"Like Jones's previous novels, Ride or Die finds heart and soul in bleak surroundings."
"Solomon Jones is the real deal. With page-turning plots and lifelike characters, he takes you beyond the ink and deep into the story."
--K'wan, bestselling author of Street Dreams, Hoodlum, and Eve
"In Pipe Dream and The Bridge, Solomon Jones proved himself a vivid storyteller and an adept craftsman. In his latest effort, the adrenaline-fueled Ride or Die, he infuses the action with enough pathos and heart to set a new standard. This is a fast-paced, beautifully compelling love story rendered against the gritty, urban backdrop of the best noir."
--Nichelle D. Tramble, author of The Last King and The Dying Ground
"Ride or Die is a scorching roller-coaster ride through the intestines of Philly. Solomon Jones masterfully constructs a world where no one is what they seem."
--Y. Blak Moore, author of The Apostles
"Jones tells his tale with confidence and a staccato style that heightens the melodrama. And in Kenya, he creates a character who remains vivid when she's off the page. . . . The Bridge never fails to engage us."
--The Boston Globe
"Jones, whose first book, Pipe Dream, was hailed as a promising debut, shows more of that promise in The Bridge. . . . A powerful, painful look at and inside the world of heroin."
"Passionately unsparing as before in its portrayal of a subculture in despair."
"In his first novel, Solomon Jones shows that for a black piper in Philadelphia, not getting killed by the cops can be harder to pull off than not getting killed by crack."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Gripping tale of dope, murder and self-worth . . . a narrative style that's reminiscent of Donald Goines."