Black Lotus (Paperback)

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By K'wan
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Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.


—Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In The Margins List


“[A] heart-thumping thriller . . . K’wan does a masterful job of keeping readers on their toes right up to the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly



“Fans expecting another thug-in-the-street story will be pleasantly surprised at this rough police procedural.” —Library Journal


Part of the Infamous Books imprint, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.



Detective James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He’s a hard cop who doesn’t mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for? His career hanging on by a thread, he needs a major show of good faith to keep employed and out of prison. That’s when he gets the call.



From the moment he arrives at the crime scene, Detective Wolf knows that he’s in over his head. He’s a narcotics detective, called in to consult on a homicide, but this is no ordinary homicide—a priest was butchered and left for dead inside his own church, with the promise of more bodies to follow. The only lead is the killer’s calling card: a black lotus flower left at the crime scene. Detective Wolf now has the opportunity to quietly track and stop the Black Lotus before the next victim is claimed, in exchange for wiping his service record clean.



Accepting this case started as Detective Wolf’s attempt to get Internal Affairs off his back. But when his hunt for the Black Lotus leads him to a cold case from his past, it becomes personal.



Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books’ mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.



About the Author


K'WAN has become one of the most beloved, iconic Black writers of the last two decades with his artful, suspenseful storytelling and over a million books in print. He has penned more than two dozen best-selling novels, including the widely popular Animal series, as well as The Reluctant King and Black Lotus. K'wan's writing has been featured in Vibe, Pages, King, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and Time, to name a few. He was the recipient of the Street Lit Book Award Medal in adult fiction in 2012 and 2013 for Eviction Notice and Animal, and has been a recurring guest on TV One's Celebrity Crime Files.

Praise For…


K’wan steadily builds to a frantic, movie-worthy climax.
— Entertainment Weekly

Yet another heart-thumping thriller by this Hip Hop author who delivers.
— Library Services for Youth in Custody

This book features the sublime story and character development that K’wan is known for.
— Urban Reviews

The legacies of Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines are forever preserved.




— Upscale


Product Details
ISBN: 9781617752667
ISBN-10: 1617752665
Publisher: Infamous Books
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English