The kingpins of Oklahoma City, one from the north side and one from the south side, push pounds of weed, gallons of PCP, and kilos of cocaine through the corridors of the OKC, using very different methods to keep their people in line. King is the leader of the north side crew. Along with his protégé, Tippi, he runs his crew with deadly force. Each member knows there is no room for error when it comes to getting money on the north side. Flamboyant, the leader of the south side crew, is the opposite. His crew is tight out of loyalty, not fear.
King and Flamboyant know nothing of each other, especially the fact that they are both doing business with the same connect. The money is good for all involved, and it's a win-win situation for Charli and Toni, the suppliers. They keep the reins tight on both leaders, because a war on the streets would be detrimental to their thriving business in Oklahoma City.
Everything goes awry when Flamboyant's woman, Shayla, becomes torn between her current man and the one who used to rule her universe - King. Once the lines are crossed, there's no going back, and the war that Charli and Toni are trying to avoid becomes a reality.
A love triangle fueled by two men who would gladly give their lives for the woman they love is causing death at an alarming rate. Is Shayla worth losing what these two men have built? In the end, which kingpin of Oklahoma City will remain standing?
©2016 Clifford "Spud" Johnson (P)2016 Recorded Books
The narration voice threw this book completely off. I couldn't even finish it. The story was already struggling and the narrator took it over the "this book sucks" ledge.
I've read all of the Kingpins & this by far was my favorite although I didn't really care for narrator everything else was off the chain only hate the fact that Bitch lived & everyone else lost smh
LIFE just happens that way sometimes!
I do understand what the author wanted us to understand, but this book was extremely too long and drawn out. The characters were well developed but in my opinion this is a typical story about 2 different King Pins working for an organization and wanting power. All in all it is OK in the OKC.
This one is slow, so you have to hang in there to get to what turned out to be a decent ending. The characters are extremely predictable though, so the author needed to either expand on their history or add some depth to the personalities of main characters. My least favorite character was dumb dumb Shayla. It's hard to believe that a grown woman could be so stupid and naive to the world that she chose to live in. Flamboyant, Tippy, and King were just as stupid to be so called Kingpins.
This is the first book with Carl Weber's name on the cover that I didn't like. The narrator is not helping the story at all. The story is already slow and drawn out; add the narrator who doesn't sound like he understands that this book is about Kingpins and street life. I can't even get through the book and will most likely be returning it.
The narrator made the characters seem corny and weak. It was very hard to imagine the storyline being hardcore and gangster. No urgency or anticipation at all from the narrator. Narrator didn't correctly pronounce the street lingo.
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