A Justice Hustlers Novel Two gorgeous sisters. Only one plays by the rules. But now they’ll have to put their differences—and their lives—on the line, to help the exploited. Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Stunning Lily arrives undocumented in New York and makes her way as a stripper. But Harvard-educated Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiancé. . . . Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul’s mistress. And when she’s wrongly accused of helping him embezzle millions of his workers’ earnings, Violet loses everything—except the determination to get her life back.
Now Violet’s on his track with the help of his vengeful ex-wife and the Lower East Side Women’s Health Clinic’s resourceful crew—which includes Lily. But a dashing longtime friend hungering for Violet’s love, along with the mogul’s all-too-real psychotic mistress, put the group’s killer schemes at risk. And as Violet and Lily struggle to finally understand each other, they have only one shot to get justice for those who need it most.
“This well-written and enjoyable installment in de León’s unique, feminist, urban crime-fiction series . . . infuses satisfying power in both plot and character.” —Booklist on The Boss, STARRED review
About the Author
Aya de León teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley’s African American Studies Department. Her award-winning Justice Hustlers series has received acclaim in the Washington Post, Jacobin Magazine, and The Establishment. Her work has also appeared in Ebony, Essence, Guernica, Plougshares, TheRoot, VICE, and on Def Poetry. She is an alumna of Cave Canem and VONA. Visit her online at ayadeleon.com, on Tiwitter at @AyadeLeon or on Facebook at ayadeleonwrites.