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Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 3, 2020.

Forthcoming: 11/3/20

$14.95 $11.21

What people are saying…

“From page one to the last, K’wan’s Black Lotus 2: The Vow is a high-wire act with no net. A smart refiguring of hard-boiled with a nitro injection of new-age sensibilities.”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Perfect Square

“Like a cool, hip, and fun evening at a vintage drive-in, Black Lotus 2: The Vow takes me back to a time when Jim Kelly, Pam Grier, and Fred Williamson graced the big screen. Throw in some Bruce Lee and a little The Last Dragon and you have a hell of a butt-kicking, action-filled ride.”
—Ace Atkins, New York Times best-selling author of The Shameless

Black Lotus 2: The Vow is a thrilling roller-coaster ride of a mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat!”
Bernice L. McFadden, author of The Book of Harlan

Praise for Black Lotus:

Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In the Margins Book Award List

One of Library Journal’s Best African American Fiction Books of 2014

Included in Written Magazine’s “Publisher’s Picks: 30-Books-in-90-Days” 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


Description

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 3, 2020.

What would you do if you were accused of a crime you didn’t commit, and not even those closest to you believed that you were innocent? This is the dilemma that Kahllah El-Amin, a.k.a. the Black Lotus, finds herself facing.

It’s been months since Kahllah hung up her pistols and retired from the murder-for-hire business, leaving behind her days of dealing in death and espionage in favor of a quiet desk job. While working a nine-to-five proves to be less exciting than jet-setting around the world executing bad guys, it’s at least a lot safer. After so many years of searching, Kahllah has finally found peace—or so it seems.

When a police officer is murdered and a familiar flower is left at the crime scene, all signs point to it being the work of the Black Lotus. Someone is trying to frame her! Things get even more complicated when the case is handed to Detective James Wolf, a former adversary who has since become a friend to Kahllah. The department’s most skilled tracker, Wolf’s orders are to bring in the Black Lotus, dead or alive.

To clear her name, Kahllah is forced out of retirement and once again must don the mask of the Black Lotus. She races against time to catch the real killer while trying to outrun her most formidable rival. Their deadly game of hunter and prey leads to a shocking truth buried under a mountain of lies, as Kahllah attempts to find justice in a world devoid of light.


Book Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Published: 11/3/20
  • IBSN: 9781617757679
  • e-IBSN: 9781617757808
  • Hardcover
  • IBSN: 9781617757785

Author

K’WAN is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, including the wildly popular Animal series, Black Lotus, Gangsta, Road Dawgz, Street Dreams, Hoodlum, and Section 8. He has been featured in Vibe, King, Entertainment Weekly, and Time magazine. K’wan was the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal. His credits also include featured commentary in the documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (produced by Ice-T) as well as a recurring role as an analyst on TV One’s Celebrity Crime Files. K’wan resides in New Jersey, where he spends his time writing, cooking, and binge-watching reruns of The Vampire Diaries with his teenage daughters. Black Lotus 2: The Vow is his latest novel.

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