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Playing dirty
Swinson, Kiki.
Adult Fiction SWINSON

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Miami defense attorney Yoshi Lomax bribes, manipulates, blackmails and uses her body to win cases and a promotion at her firm, but her physical assets and flexible morals end up doing her more harm than good in this undistinguished potboiler. Yoshi's singular and cliched motivation is money, and it drives her to, among other things, sleep with her boss, betray her DEA agent best friend and make some questionable calls about what clients she takes on. Then her lucky streak ends: she gets demoted at work, loses her bid to get a case dismissed, gets arrested for drug possession, gets abandoned by her best friend and is framed for murder. The convoluted plot is thick with overblown revenge schemes, and while the characters are about as strong as wet cardboard, the action is unrelenting and over-the-top. Readers looking for pure grit will want to take a look. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Verdict: Essence best-selling author Swinson (I'm Still Wifey) introduces a new tough-as-nails sistah, whose antihero persona bursts forth in the opening 25 pages. She kicks her bedroom man toy (her boss) to the curb and bribes a DEA agent with $20,000, but many readers will admire her brass. The author's authentic take on the ruthless cocaine industry is eye-popping, and hot, hot sex scenes will have patrons asking when Swinson's next book is coming out. Buy lots of copies and have reorders on standby. Background: Yoshi Lomax is a 34-year-old half-Korean, half-African American attorney born with a Brooklyn swagger who has set up shop in Miami. She never misses an opportunity to be on TV while charging clients $2500 per hour. And men don't stand a chance against her sexuality, which she uses as a formidable weapon. Knowing that rappers and crime bosses are bridges to the real money, Yoshi contacts rival top drug suppliers and adds them to her client list. Yet her kryptonite is cocaine, and once she reaches the top, her fall comes hard and fast. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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