Dead End by J. Anthony Graves

dead endThere is not a person in this life who doesn’t want to live the good life and have the best of things but how hard are you willing to work to get those things?  Is it worth the blood, sweat and tears or do you want the easy way out?

Legend Hamilton is a very simple and straight to the point man.  He attended Southern Illinois University with a major in pre-law with aspirations of becoming the best criminal defense lawyer in Chicago.  All of that came to a screeching halt when he got put on academic probation and went back to the East Side of Chicago to doing what he and his friends do best, slinging dope.

Imani, Legend’s girlfriend just wants what everyone wants, a piece of the pie.  She wants her house with the white picked fence, two and a half kids and a dog.  She most definitely wants to move out of the ghetto but making Legend see how important that is to her is going to be more of a task than she is willing to partake in so she will just have to find other ways to achieve her ultimate goal of being successful ~ with or without Legend.

Antonio Freeman AKA Black, is Legend’s best friend since first grade and when you see one you can bet the other is not far away.  Black and Legend are trying to build their way to the top of the food chain in Chicago’s drug world and they know that there are some obstacles to overcome to get there but they can and will achieve their goal because they have each other’s back.  Anyone that gets in their way better beware because they are a force to be dealt with.

J. Anthony Graves has penned a very exciting novel into the life of Chicago’s drug trade.  It is a very interesting story with a strong storyline.  The characters compliment each other and keep you  engrossed in the story.  The content has you sitting back talking to the book waiting to turn the page to see what it coming next.  I truly enjoyed this read and can’t wait to read the next installment.

Dead End can be purchased through in paperback.