Deuce’s Wild: The Shango Mysteries
by Clyde W. Ford
Publication Date: Jul 08, 2006
List Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback, 306 pages
Imprint: Midnight Ink
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Parent Company: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.
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John Shannon’s son J. J. is a huge fan of hip-hop artist Yousef al-Salaam, formerly Deuce F., who recently converted to Sufism, a mystical order of Islam. The popular musician also happens to be on a terrorist watch list. When al-Salaam is shot outside a Manhattan nightclub, Shannon agrees to investigate the murder as a favor to J. J. Was al-Salaam entangled in a feud with East Coast gangsta rapper T-Mo? Or was he caught on the wrong side of Islam extremism?
The NYPD has given up on the case and, after a close call with T-Mo’s thugs, so has Shannon. But something—curiosity, ego, anger?—drives him to penetrate the murky mystery surrounding al-Salaam, whose search for enlightenment reminds Shannon of his own quest for personal growth.
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