Authors: Wahida Clark
Tags: #Urban, #African American, #General, #Fiction
Mr. Li jumped out of his chair, slammed his fist onto his desk, and yelled, “You want to go to war with me? You are nothing! You think you can come into my house, shut down my operation, and get away with it? You fucking porch monkey! Are you ready to go to war with me?” The veins were popping around his neck, and he was damn near foaming at the mouth, looking at me through glossy eyes. I remained seated and calm, but my heart was pounding. The two guards were posted on each side of me, waiting on the order to finish me off.
“Do we have a deal?”
I asked him again.
“How did Mr. Macklin get that?” He began pacing the floor.
“I don’t know. He wouldn’t tell me. He said he would only reveal that if he needed to.”
Mr. Li walked back and forth in silence for several minutes. I waited. Finally, he said, “I have some stipulations of my own. You have forty-eight hours to leave the state. I don’t want you back here, and if I hear anything about you in my backyard, the deal is off. Whatever business we had is done and forgotten. Mr. Santos and Mr. Macklin, you no longer exist.”
“I have no problem with that.”
“Good.” He reached for his phone and made two quick calls, speaking in his native tongue. When he was done, he carefully placed the phone on the receiver. “You have what you wanted. I can only hope that you are a man of your word,” he said, now humble and uncertain. “I will have your head in the next life.”
I rose to my feet, grabbed my phone, and headed for the door.
“Maybe. Maybe not. But until then,
honor thy thug
I was out.
All praise is forever due to the Creator. Book #12!! Who would have thunk it! Yah Yah, love you much. Don’t know what I’d do without you. The Staff. Never seen such dedicated folks ever. Love you all. You know who you are, Hasana (
), Sherry, Brenda, Jennifer, Sabir, Jabaar, Kisha, Hadiyah, Lindsey. My fabulous Street Team. You guys are in a league of your own. Slim and Baby, thank you for allowing me to do me and opening new doors. Cash Money Content Staff, Vernon Brown, Marc Gerald, Molly Derse (the hardest working little lady in publishing), Donna Torrence, Dawnalisa Johnson, Kia Selby, Vickie Charles. To my Editorial Team, you guys Rock!! You guys make my job very challenging and you push me to the limit! We got another New York Times Best Seller on our hands! Al-Nisa Bracey, Intelligent Allah, Maxine Thompson (the backstory police)
, Treena Burnette, Erick Gray. Keisha Caldwell, you really, really stepped it up on this project. I am so proud of you. Nuance Art, you are awesome!! I am so proud of you! The cover to this one is superior. Thank you for being my
right hand man and traveling partner!!!! Omar of the NYPD, thanks for the input on my murder scene. ‘Preciate it. Oh, can’t forget my agent, the pitbull in a skirt, Claudia Menza. The WCP authors, you guys rock. Stay on your grind and remember, books don’t sell by themselves.
This one goes out to my readers!!!!! I aim to please!! Let’s goooooo!
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Wahida Clark has an amazing story. Tenacity, vision and sheer determination are what helped her rise to become the bestselling author and successful business woman she is today. Clark began writing her first novel while serving a 9
year prison sentence, including 9 months in solitary confinement, at the Lexington Prison Camp in Lexington, KY. While behind bars, Clark inked a publishing deal with two major publishing houses, wrote and released 7 novels, including one NY Times bestseller, and laid the groundwork for her publishing company, Wahida Clark Presents (WCP).
To date Clark has released 12 successful novels including three New York Times bestsellers. Her own publishing company, Wahida Clark Presents is one of the fastest growing independent publishing houses in the country.
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First Edition: April 2013
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Library of Congress Control Number: 2012954020
ISBN: 9781936399390 hardcover
ISBN: 9781936399499 pbk
ISBN: 9781936399406 ebook