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The Golden Hustlaby Wahida Clark
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Only New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark could take street lit to the next level in this incendiary tale of a hustler facing a game more lethal than any 'hood . . . THE GOLDEN HUSTLA She's the star sales associate of a profitable Atlanta "advertising" firm, WMM. She lives for top-of-the-line everything . . . and making enough money to finally reunite with her children. But Nina Coles is an ex-hood-rat in hiding. And no amount of paper can keep her safe from a ruthless FBI agent who's determined to take down the shady company she works for. Now Nina's vicious, greedy boss Rinaldo is defying the feds and endangering everyone to rack up several last scores. Her conniving ex-partner Akil is playing Nina against WMM and the mob to get his hands on the company's multimillion-dollar stash. And sexy undercover cop Rick is proving to be one danger Nina can't figure out-or get enough of. Between betrayal, lies, and murder, Nina must risk everything on one last deadly hustle that almost guarantees winner lose all . . .
"Clark's raucous latest (after Thug Lovin') tells the tale of hustle-wise Nina Coles, an outlaw on the run from a New Jersey nightmare. When a check cashing scam ends in bloodshed, Nina's best friend Michelle is dead and her crackhead brother, Peedie, is seriously wounded. Hoping to start her life over, Nina steals two kilos of drugs from her ex-boyfriend. Once she sells them, she uses the money to establish herself in Decatur, Ga., picking up an alias along the way. She takes a telemarketing job selling magazines, but quickly moves to a more lucrative but infinitely shadier sales job at the WMM (We Make Millionaires) Agency, persuading people to spend thousands of dollars on the chance to win gold coins. Her goal is to earn enough to send for her three children, but the FBI are watching WMM, and things get dicey when her boss orders the suspicious nephew of a client killed. Clark is nothing if not streetwise and channels her knowledge into keeping Nina one step ahead of the hustle and always at the top of her gold-legginged game. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
WMM Advertising is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in Georgia. After a recording of a man's death surfaces that may involve WMM, Atlanta homicide detective Danny Houser realizes that he may have the smoking gun needed to go after the firm.
All of Georgia law enforcement is aware that WMM Advertising-also known as We Make Millionaires-is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in the state. But when a tape recording of a man's death surfaces that may involve WMM, Atlanta homicide detective Danny Houser realizes that he may actually have the smoking gun needed to go after the firm. All he needs is someone inside WMM to sniff out the company's secrets. Soon he sets his sights on Alexis Greenspan, aka Nina Coles, the telemarketer's top sales associate. Approaching retirement, Houser will do everything in his power to manipulate Coles and solve this one last case...no matter who gets hurt in the process.
About the Author
Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.
Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.
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