Born Dying

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 25, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Born Dying reveals the not-so-glamorous lifestyle of crime when a Washington, D.C., drug kingpin and a drug-addicted ex–police officer cross paths and change each other’s lives forever.

Nate Rodgers and Lionel Taylor are opposites in every way. While Nate has achieved dubious power and fame by pushing drugs on the streets, Lionel has fallen from honor as a police detective by giving in to the lure of drugs, losing his family in the process.

When these two men meet, they inspire each other to rise above their circumstances and grasp at redemption. Nate gains a new purpose in life—to escape his drug-dealing lifestyle while saving those he has pushed onto the path to addiction. At the same time, Lionel works to conquer his habit and regain the loved ones he has lost. Alone, they have no chance, but together they might muster the strength to overcome the consequences of their bad decisions.

Unvarnished and hard-hitting, Born Dying exposes the reality of drug addiction, telling the story from both sides. Through the struggles, defeats, and victories, it’s a story of hope, even in the darkest corners of life.


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Harold L. Turley II is an author and performance poet who thrilled readers with his critically acclaimed novels Love's Game and Confessions of a Lonely Soul. He lives with his children in Fort Washington, Maryland. Visit the author at

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