Criminal Minded: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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 meet 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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Contents

PROLOGUE I got a story to tell
1
ONE look through my eyes
5
TWO zion
13
THREE things done changed
23
FOUR forbidden fruit
31
FIVE fallin
49
SIX slippin
67
SEVEN shot down
77
FOURTEEN close encounters
143
FIFTEEN foolish
155
SIXTEEN kick in the door
165
SEVENTEEN twisted
183
EIGHTEEN all eyes on me
187
NINETEEN the quiet storm
197
TWENTY my downfall
205
TWENTYONE moving on
217

EIGHT cant stop the reign
87
NINE a lot to learn
99
TEN the wise man
115
ELEVEN the hustle
123
TWELVE the exodus
131
THIRTEEN following in footsteps
137
TWENTYTWO the prodigal son
247
TWENTYTHREE am i my brothers keeper?
263
TWENTYFOUR the grand finale
281
EPILOGUE the everyday struggle
287
Acknowledgments
289
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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.

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