One Way In, No Way Out

One Way In, No Way Out by Malcolm Boyd is an adult urban fiction novel following the fierce Mann Walker. Mann used to do drugs, tried to quit, but was unsuccessful. Eventually he decides to embrace the lifestyle and start selling. One day while hanging out with a local radio DJ who is “wild” to put it politely, a series of events unfold that lead him back stage at a concert. There he finds the District Attorney’s daughter doing drugs along with some adult entertainment. He freaks out because she is both underage and she is related to a certain cop that hates him. He takes off running, gets outside, and gets sucker punched by an off duty, out of jurisdiction, cop. The whole thing reeks of abuse and police corruption and his drug and weapon possession charges are dropped if he agrees to never say anything about it. Mann is more than happy to do that, and decides it would be best to get out of town to relieve his stress. He flies to Las Vegas with his girl (he calls her his wife to others, but she has no memory of him proposing) to relax for a bit. He’s winning big, enjoying some drinks, but trouble follows him. First in the form of a gang out to get his new friend, and then the DA’s daughter shows back up. His attempts to escape trouble land him right back in the thick of it in a very entertaining way.

What I liked most about this compelling book is the wild turns that the novel often takes, which ratchets up the thrill factor, but never feels forced, and always feels like it’s just another day in the life. Author Malcolm Boyd provides a gritty and irreverent look at drug culture. While I found the novel to be consistently entertaining, be warned that this story is full of sex, drugs, and a criminal life style that is not for the faint at heart. The story is propelled forward by the always captivating protagonist, Mann Walker, who can always get himself out of trouble, but never seems to escape it altogether.

One Way In, No Way OutĀ is a suspenseful urban fiction novel that delivers action in heavy doses. Recommended for readers who don’t mind dark topics and want a unique look at life on the streets.

Pages: 378 | ASIN: B01N37P508

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