"The voice of the ghetto itself." --The Village Voice
Raw and true to the street, no one portrays the underground like the godfather of urban lit Donald Goines.
Trapped in jail for a petty crime, Prince hatches a scheme from his cell to make it big. Once Ruby, the only woman worthy of his brutal ambition, joins him on the outside, they take down Detroit one hustle at a time. Dealers, pimps, police and politicians--in the blink of an eye the hood is theirs. Now, the only thing certain is the cold hard truth of the streets--because with enemies waiting behind every corner, there's only one way to stay on top of the world. . .
"He lived by the code of the streets and his books vividly recreated the street jungle and its predators." --New Jersey Voice