Pecking Order: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 23, 2008 - Fiction - 512 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree continues to write captivating novels with Pecking Order, the tale of an ambitious young accountant, Ivan Davis, who jumps into the high-stakes racket of industry promotions and celebrity parties in Southern California.

Starting with a simple plan to promote business network events among the rich, famous, and frivolous clients he works with, Ivan begins to make a name for himself. He soon comes face-to-face with Lucina Gallo, the reigning diva of San Diego's nightlife culture. She needs a new partner she can trust, and one who knows everything about money.

For this dollar-hungry entrepreneur, the timing couldn't be better. Who wouldn't want to be partners with the most glamorous girl in the city? Ivan quickly teams up with her for business -- and for possible pleasure. However, for Lucina, business is business and nothing extra. Or is it?

After throwing a sizzling-hot birthday party for a popular San Diego Charger, Ivan finds himself babysitting Lucina's so-called girlfriends, some of the most spoiled and exotic women he has ever encountered. That's when the business deals begin to fall outside the bounds of simple promotion and parties. Ivan finds himself thrust into the limelight and lands at the doorstep of easy access to women, cash, cars, private jets, and multimillion-dollar real estate. But as the ridiculous amounts of money and power start to pile up, leaving a trail of broken hearts, fractured egos, and challenged loyalties, Ivan is forced to ask himself: How much money is enough?

Pecking Order, with its perfect blend of money, plot, sex, and vulnerability, is another urban classic novel as only Omar Tyree can write them!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From Tyree (The Last Street Novel, 2007, etc.), a Horatio Alger update with bling.For 28-year-old Ivan David, the eureka moment occurs after he is relegated to the "nobody" line at a crowded nightclub ... Read full review

It was okay.

User Review  - Tiara - Borders

This book was okay. It wasn't as scandalous as it could have been. I would've liked to read about some back-stabbing type of stuff going on, rather than focusing on the details of trying to get Ivan's ... Read full review


three Black Network Parties
four The Intimidator
SIx Football Party
Seven Like a Pimp
eIght Deeper Deeper
nIne Money Lessons
eLeven Moving Forward
tweLve Everybody Wants Something
fIfteen It All Comes Together
SIxteen Bingo
Seventeen The Bosses
eIghteen Only the Strong the Smart
nIneteen Its Lonely at the Top
twenty Business Never Stops
twentyone Lets Do It Again
cLoSIng IntervIew The Voice Viewpoint

thIrteen Setting Up Shop
fourteen Celebrity Status

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New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree is the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction, and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. He has published more than twenty books on African-American people and culture, including five New York Times bestselling novels. He is a popular national speaker, and a strong advocate of urban literacy. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more at

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