The Lola Vasquez Novels

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

Lola Publisher's Summary

Winner of the John Creasey Debut Dagger Award.

Nominated for the Edgar Award for best first novel.

An astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White  

The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia...but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But in truth she is much, much smarter - and in many ways tougher and more ruthless - than any of the men around her, and as the gang is increasingly sucked into a world of high-stakes betrayal and brutal violence, her skills and leadership become their only hope of survival. 

Lola marks the debut of a hugely exciting new thriller writer and of a singular, magnificent character unlike anyone else in fiction. 

©2017 Melissa Scrivner Love (P)2017 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Lola

    • A Novel
    • By: Melissa Love
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia...but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review from Boyle Heights

    • By Sergio Aguilera on 04-05-17

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    • Lola

    • By: Melissa Scrivner Love
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Crenshaw Six are an up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into a war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders they appear to be led by a man named Garcia...but the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, Lola. Lola has mastered the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits, she is constantly underestimated. But she is smarter, tougher and more ruthless than any of the men around her.

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  • Book 2

    • American Heroin

    • A Novel (The Lola Vasquez Novels)
    • By: Melissa Scrivner Love
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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    Lola's gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world she has never known. But with great opportunity comes great risk, and as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city's underworld, she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel that sees her as its greatest obstacle to dominance. Soon, Lola finds herself sucked into a deadly all-out drug war that threatens to destroy everything she's built. But even as Lola readies to go to war, she learns the greatest threat may not be a rival drug lord but her own brother.

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