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Criminal Minded

A Novel

Tracy Brown

St. Martin's Griffin

A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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 met the perfect partner in crime. Together, they build a huge narcotics empire.

Then, Lamin falls hard for a beautiful girl named Lucky. Lucky makes Lamin realize that there is more to life than cash and more cash. 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?

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  ONElook through my eyesLaminMy cousin Curtis is more than just my cousin. He’s my right-hand man. His moms (Inez Michaels) and my moms (Nadia Michaels) are sisters. But they rarely speak. I like to think of them as flip sides of the same coin. Both of them were single mothers trying their best to raise their children in the midst of a storm. Crack was at epidemic proportions. The Rockefeller drug laws were guaranteeing you a mandated prison sentence of fifteen years (minimum!) if caught with even small amounts of narcotics. And we were sixteen-year-old black boys growing up in the
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Praise for Criminal Minded

"Tracy Brown is back with a vengeance! Criminal Minded is a must read, can't put down, smash hit!"
--Keisha Ervin, Essence bestselling author of Me & My Boyfriend

"Criminal Minded is hands down, the best book I've read in a long time. Tracy Brown has created a masterpiece. . . a banging storyline."
--K'wan, bestselling author of Street Dreams

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tracy Brown

  • Tracy Brown is the Essence bestselling author of Aftermath, Snapped, Twisted, and White Lines. Writing has always been her passion, and she finds it an honor to depict for her readers the things she’s seen and heard. She is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Staten Island.
  • Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown
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A Novel

Tracy Brown

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