Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it's like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you?
Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future. After graduating at the top of her class, Pearl becomes an FBI agent and plans to get as far away from the grime of Harlem as possible. But fate is cruel, and the streets always get their due. On what should have been the happiest night of her life, Pearl's family perishes in a ball of merciless flames - flames intentionally set on the orders of Mookie Murdock, her father's archenemy and the most ruthless gangsta in Harlem.
Crazed with grief, Pearl becomes unzipped. Hell-bent on retribution, she prepares for battle in New York's urban jungle. With the help of Menace, an ex-lover who once trampled all over her heart but was deeply loyal to Irish Baines, Pearl puts her FBI training and tactical skills to work in a murderous mission designed to do what her father wasn't able to: take down Mookie Murdock, and his entire crew, one at a time.
Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.
©2010 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
"Noire is Dickens for the age of dojah, donuts, and dawgs." (Publishers Weekly)
"A powerful novel...a story that takes many twists and turns....Highly recommend[ed]." (Urban Reviews)
Yes! It was a thrilling and step by step moment by moment hanging on Nicole Small's every word. Great intonation! Love the story line!
The deaths of her Pearl's family! But each and every chapter captivates you!
She has a great voice and very smooth! Perfect intonation! I loved her!
YES! But I couldn't so each day I was excited to go to work so that I could listen!
I am so happy that Noire has finally gone audible cause I read a few of Noire's books and since I found audible I knew his books would be a hit on audible.
I loved the storyline, but I thought the title of the book was a little misleading. However, I still enjoyed the book. Fantastic read!!!
Noire did an excellent job with this book! For once the main character wasn't man handled to the point of me having to put the book down. Finally a great story line where the heroine actually takes charge and kicks butt! I loved it! I did hate that she had to use her body to seek revenge. I felt like Noire could have been a bit more creative in that department. All in all I'd recommend it.
I liked Unzipped. I am relatively new to Noire as an author and I like the balance between erotica and urban tale. It's fun to listen as the story unfolded. My only reservation about this tale was the harm that came to children...that was hard to take and was amost a deal breaker for me.
I am loving Audible and I only get the best!
I was on board when I was listining to it but once I was done it just did not leave a lasting memorie
No just cause I am not a 100% fan of it.
I haven't read a book in many many years, however, I just love Audible Books
The whole story was outstanding, and very well narrated. Once I started listening I just had to carry on till the very end.
It you don't like...change it!
Always the quite one
Payback is a mutha..
I enjoyed this story because it like every neighborhood has sister just like this....and the quite one is always the one to watch out for in the end.
Action Packed, Good Read
Not really sure what I could compare it to I read a lot and cant say that there is any other book I've read that reminds me of this one.
Yes I could have finished it all in one sitting, I listen while I work so I could'nt wait until the next day so I could finish it.
good read / listen
I've had the pleasure of hearing a few of Noire books, hat's off they were all great! Truly engrossing! Would definitely recommend.
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