King Reece is urban fiction from author Shaun Sinclair. The novel is second in his Crescent Crew series but works well as a standalone. Sinclair provides more than adequate details of the story to-date.
The Crescent Crew is a gangster organization that rivals the Italian mob. It’s founders, rappers King Reece and Qwess, own the streets even when they’re locked up. King Reece is nearing the end of his nearly five year incarceration, and he has big plans for both friend and foe. He and his crew operate from both the street and legit sides of business. They have embraced the life and legend as gangster rappers and street thugs.
Shaun Sinclair’s characters are well-developed and have significant backstories. These are characters that you love to hate and hate to love. Sinclair introduces us to more ruthless killers with fleeting hints of humanity. The Crescent Crew continues to embody their motto – Death Before Dishonor.
Sinclair has risen to his own standard. He has once again successfully utilized his literary formulation that mixes ghetto life and affluence. King Reece delivers what is expected from a gritty urban novel: over-the-top gangsters, violence, sex, drugs and more violence.
I throughly enjoyed every aspect of this novel. Again, the plot is exquisite and the betrayals are stunning. King Reece is a definite 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys urban fiction, however the explicit sexual content and violence may be disturbing to some readers.
My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.