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Publisher's Summary

Knocked up by a Southern preacher, Keyshia is sent to live with her aunt in New York, but after a horrific act of violence, the timid young woman becomes ice-cold - turning tricks and finding comfort in a crack vial. Clyde and his two brothers find themselves living with a family friend after their mother is shot by their own father - leaving her institutionalized and unable to communicate, and him behind bars. Clyde's older brother leads a decent life, working as a bank manager and trying to keep Clyde off the streets, but Clyde's younger bro is the coldest killer in Harlem and takes every opportunity to involve Clyde in his infamous robberies turned blood baths.
When Keyshia and Clyde meet, they are instantly drawn to each other. Forced to pay back a large sum of cash to one nasty Harlem kingpin or risk the lethal consequences, Keyshia and Clyde use their tight game and their loyalty to pull off the impossible. And when Clyde is falsely accused of a bank hit, Keyshia vows to stick by her man - no matter the cost.
©2008 Treasure E. Blue (P)2009 Random House
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Critic Reviews

"Treasure Blue continues and solidifies his position as the true heir to Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines. A book full of gritty realism, violence, drug abuse, and hope; the book is simply off the damn hook!" (African American Literary Book Club)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tyrone on 05-25-10

WOW, A Must Listen, Really

This was by far one of the best books I have ever listened to. The narrator did an excellent job and the story was well written and flowed nicely all the way through. You must take this journey with Keyshia and Clyde!

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5 out of 5 stars
By eileen623 on 12-28-09

The Power Of Love

As I type this review, I can hear Luther Vandross singing in his low and silky voice "thats the power of love a song that I was never all that fond of. My teenage daughter was helping me browse titles since I had two credits burning a hole in my cyber pocket. She saw this title and squealed with delight, Mom, get this one! You'll like it, I promise!" She said the same thing about The Coldest Winter Ever, so I told her my paswwrd and had her xpress pay. I streamed it, not wanting to wait for the download and was captivated. The love story was so poignant that it brought tears to my eyes at several parts of the book. If you cry when love and justice pprevail, read this book. If you root for those who can overcome insurmountable obstacles, read this book. If you still believe that a mothers love is one of the best gifts in the world, read this book.

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