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A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance.

Ike Randolph has been out of jail for 15 years, with not so much as a speeding ticket since. But a Black man with cops at the door knows to be afraid. The last thing he expects to hear is that his son Isiah has been murdered, along with Isiah's white husband, Derek. Ike had never fully accepted his son but is devastated by his loss.

Derek's father, Buddy Lee, was almost as ashamed of Derek for being gay as Derek was ashamed that his father was a criminal. Buddy Lee still has contacts in the underworld, though...and he wants to know who killed his boy.

Ike and Buddy Lee, two ex-cons with little in common other than a criminal past and a love for their dead sons, band together in a desperate desire for retribution. In their quest to do better for their children in death than they did in life, they must confront their prejudices about their sons - and each other - as they rain down vengeance upon those who hurt them.

A provocative revenge thriller and an achingly tender story of redemption, this novel is a ferocious portrait of grief, for those loved and lost and for mistakes than can never truly be undone.

©2021 S. A. Cosby (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 13-07-2021

SA Cosby is a Genius

A truly wonderful story narrated superbl and captiving from beginning to end. I dont know how he does it but i am left deeply touched by this story which leaves you looking at yourself and asking deep questions. Simply a BRILLIANT book.

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  • Liz Conti
  • 10-07-2021

Recommended

Did not enjoy this as much as Blacktop Wasteland but still a good read. Intense. Adam Lazarre-White's narration is pitch perfect.

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  • Chris
  • 09-07-2021

A kick in the guts would be smoother than this

Racism and homophobia are the strong undercurrents to this utterly compelling narrative of two old men seeking vengeance for the death of their sons. The concern you get to feel for them as they put themselves in harms way is a tribute to the story-telling. The N word is freely applied and it certainly feels authentic. The narration for me was spot-on. A couple of weeks on and I was idly thinking that I had enjoyed the film! It was THAT vivid.

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