Godchild

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 27, 2005 - Fiction - 224 pages
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With a frightening sense of realism and authenticity -- the story of a cold-blooded killer and his life-changing relationship with his godchild.

Boom, a product of violent street influences has become one of the most feared men in North Philadelphia. He is known for his brutality and the victims he leaves behind. When Booms closest friend, Ivan is gunned down and murdered, Boom takes the law into his own hands.

Even after he finds the revenge he seeks, Boom still can't conceal his devastation. He's concerned about Shonda, Ivan's widow, and Sabra, Ivan's daughter and Boom's godchild. Caught up in the game of the streets and not accustomed to having feelings other than rage, Boom's once impenetrable tough exterior is slowly cracking and revealing his utter vulnerability

With chilling prose, Michael Baptiste creates a riveting novel that reveals the brutal world of inner city street life. Godchild dissects the cyclical world of violence and revenge and one man's attempts to protect a child and make sure she will never suffer the same fate -- even if it kills him.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
37
Section 5
47
Section 6
55
Section 7
65
Section 8
77
Section 12
121
Section 13
133
Section 14
143
Section 15
151
Section 16
163
Section 17
167
Section 18
177
Section 19
189

Section 9
87
Section 10
99
Section 11
115
Section 20
193
Section 21
205
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About the author (2005)

Michael Daniel Baptiste was born in the Bronx, where he still lives. A music producer and freehand artist, Cracked Dreams is his first novel.

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