Publishers Weekly called award-winning author Michele Grant's Heard It All Before a ''scorching debut.'' This sequel follows Roman Montgomery's charming brother Beau, who shows up at his sister's Dallas condo looking for a place to stay. Instead, he finds her new roommate, Belle - equal parts attitude and beauty - who wants nothing to do with Beau's pretty-boy act. But when she offers him a job, Beau sees a chance to make something of himself - and prove he's more than just a pretty face.
Even as a teenager, Dupree "Numbers" Wallace had a keen mind for math. Whether he was getting good grades on his math tests or adding up the change he earned making grocery runs for his neighbors, Numbers came out ahead more times than not. When Crispy Carl, the flyest pimp in the hood, gets wind of the young man's gift, the old cat takes him under his wing. Numbers quickly finds himself deep in his Brooklyn neighborhood's numbers racket, as well as dice and card games, gaining a reputation for his hustle. But when his little sister gets cancer, Numbers is forced to bump up his game to the world of drugs in order to pay for her treatment.
A 20-year world war is fought on American soil leaving the United States in ruins.
Following his long military service in the war, Falcon is left to raise his two small children alone when his wife passes away.
To learn of life and what has become of the country, he packs up and takes the children across the wastelands in search of something very special from his childhood. However, the heart-wrenching journey is not easy and Falcon ends up being the one who learns about life.
"Disappointing at best"
Every day, leaders around the world make decisions that affect millions of people. The results of these decisions are mixed. Sometimes - like when Nelson Mandela led the fight against apartheid - our leaders inspire positive change on a grand scale. But at other times - like when various leaders failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina - poor leadership yields disastrous outcomes. Anyone can claim to be a leader in times of calm, but crisis situations sift the true visionaries from the false ones.