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Black Lotus 2: The Vow


Against her better judgment, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is called upon to try to “eliminate” a mysterious band of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad.

Forthcoming: 5/5/20

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What people are saying…

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


After helping to solve a cold case involving a murdered child which exposed the high-ranking city officials who tried to cover it up, Kahllah, a.k.a. the Black Lotus, has decided to take some much-needed time off and focus on her true passion: Real Talk, a magazine she and her best friend from college, Audrey, cofounded.

The young women are invited to cover the grand opening of a new Midtown club called Voodoo. While at the event, Kahllah meets the owner, a charismatic young man named Magic. As soon as he opens his mouth, she can tell that he is a street dude. She knows he’s trouble, but can’t deny the effect his charm has on her. What begins as friction develops into a chemistry that neither one of them saw coming.

Kahllah has never been lucky in love, but with Magic things seem different. For the first time in years she sees a chance to be truly happy. But everything changes one morning when she opens a copy of the Village Voice and notices a classified ad with the caption, “Must Love Flowers.” Someone has contracted the Black Lotus.

A million-dollar bounty has been placed on a mysterious crew of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad, who have been ripping off important people around the city. Although Kahllah wants nothing more than to stay retired from the murder-for-hire business, she finds herself unable to turn down one last job.

Things take an unexpected twist when the trail of blood she’s following leads back to her own front door. Kahllah now finds herself faced with a very difficult choice: follow her heart or honor her vow?

Book Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Published: 5/5/20
  • IBSN: 9781617757679
  • e-IBSN: 9781617757808
  • Hardcover
  • IBSN: 9781617757785


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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