Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thuggin in Miami: The Family is Made – R.A. Robinson

Publisher:  Ristrict Publishing Co.
Pages: 204
Source:  Electronic Review Copy in exchange for my honest review
Genre:  Adult Realistic Fiction

WARNING: Crude and foul language, sexual situation

From Goodreads:
After the death of his father, Rich Kid takes his destructive, malicious, and loyal team of hustlers, known amongst them-selves as The Family, to the next level of thuggin. Using his relationships within the drug distribution realm, Richard catapults his growing empire, taking down anyone who stands in his way. Rich Kid’s Family soon becomes a force to reckon with; one that evokes fear in the hearts of all those who dare to cross them.

The bloodshed, and bodies through the inner streets of Miami are the only remnants of this ghost crew; leaving detectives within all agencies baffled and astonished with the gruesomeness of the local murders. While hot on the trail, of what seems to be a small-time local drug dealer, the Drug Enforcement Agency investigates the street dealer named Richard Gary.

The closer the D.E.A gets to Richard Gary, the more they find out about his alias, Rich Kid, who is well-known within South Miami, but the D.E.A. acts too soon. With nothing to hold him on, they hand Richard over to the federal government for tax evasion charges.

With their leader behind bars, The Family must now learn how to operate without him. Will the mistakes they make rip them apart at the seams or will Richard find a way to avenge his crew from behind bars?

My thoughts:
The plot of this book was wonderful.  My only complaints were the language and sexual content.  I was so into the book that when I hit the end of the book, which ended on a cliff-hanger I didn’t realize it.  This was part one.  The situations were very realistic.  I’ve been to Miami and I know there are areas you don’t go into because if you do, you stand a chance of not coming out due to different gangs.  I can’t imagine living this type of life.  I’ve personally known only one person who has lived this type of life and managed to get out alive.  Part of that is because all of his friends died.  The author of this book also lived this type of life and learn to make choices to take him out of it.  I would recommend this to those who like reading about crime families, and don’t mind reading a book with strong, course language and sexual situations.

About this author:
Richard A Robinson, pseudonym R.A. Robinson, born January 24 1985 in Miami, Florida is an expert in personal branding for the crime-fiction audience, e-book author, and contributor to a locally recognized Blog. Richard wrote most of the Thuggin In Miami series while serving a four-year sentence within the Florida prison system. Born, raised, and currently living in Liberty City, he has first-hand experience in the events, livelihood, and lifestyle of the “hood”. His motion-picture method of writing places the reader in the passenger seat, while he drives them through the story-line.

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