A gritty, intense novel set on Detroit’s mean streets, featuring a much-feared deaf killer known as “The Silent Assassin,” who’s fresh out of prison and on a mission to avenge the murder of the man who taught him to survive. Perfect for readers of K’wan and Ashley & JaQuavis.
The man called Silence never let being deaf stop him from becoming Detroit’s most feared thug. Now he’s tearing up the city’s meanest hood to avenge the murder of his mentor. But there’s a brutal truth even he won't see coming . . .
Deaf since childhood, Silence can read body language like a book. His mentor, Doc, who acted as his voice, taught him to navigate the streets. Silence put those skills together to become the Motor City’s most lethal killer. But now he’s home after twelve years in lockdown—and primed for revenge. His city is crumbling, and Doc has been shot dead, his empire divvied up between Silence’s former friends—and no one is talking. . . Until Silence starts rattling cages, from the town’s hottest strip joints to its icy centers of political power.
Under pressure from a ruthless cop, Silence soon finds that the loyalty and friendship he valued, the truths he lived by—even the man he looked up to—might just be deadly illusions. And when someone goes after his adopted family, Silence is on the clock to unravel a lethal conspiracy—and stake his life on one last impossible play . . .
About the Author
Zaire Crown began writing in his early twenties, inspired by his love of horror and suspense novels. A native of Michigan, Crown drew on his urban surroundings to write his first novel, infusing it with the suspense that he loves as well as the crime unfolding in his neighborhood. He is hard at work on his next novel.
Praise for Games Women Play
"Crown's debut will appeal to a wide variety of urban fiction fans...writing with power and from the heart, Crown is a promising author to watch." —Library Journal on Games Women Play
"Games Women Play goes in hard and heavy straight from the gate! Zaire Crown is a bold new voice in urban fiction!" —Noire on Games Women Play
"An exciting, twisty thrill ride that'll keep you turning the pages to its jaw-dropping conclusion." —De'nesha Diamond on Games Women Play
"I found erotica in this book, nudity and plenty of profanity, but then author Zaire Crown totally astonished me with an action-thriller that had my imagination racing as fast as my pulse." —The Washington Informer on Games Women Play