After helping to solve a cold case involving a murdered child which exposed the high-ranking city officials who tried to cover it up, Kahllah, a.k.a. the Black Lotus, has decided to take some much-needed time off and focus on her true passion: Real Talk, a magazine she and her best friend from college, Audrey, cofounded.
The young women are invited to cover the grand opening of a new Midtown club called Voodoo. While at the event, Kahllah meets the owner, a charismatic young man named Magic. As soon as he opens his mouth, she can tell that he is a street dude. She knows he’s trouble, but can’t deny the effect his charm has on her. What begins as friction develops into a chemistry that neither one of them saw coming.
Kahllah has never been lucky in love, but with Magic things seem different. For the first time in years she sees a chance to be truly happy. But everything changes one morning when she opens a copy of the Village Voice and notices a classified ad with the caption, "Must Love Flowers." Someone has contracted the Black Lotus.
A million-dollar bounty has been placed on a mysterious crew of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad, who have been ripping off important people around the city. Although Kahllah wants nothing more than to stay retired from the murder-for-hire business, she finds herself unable to turn down one last job.
Things take an unexpected twist when the trail of blood she’s following leads back to her own front door. Kahllah now finds herself faced with a very difficult choice: follow her heart or honor her vow?
- Fiction / African American / Mystery & Detective
- Fiction / African American / Urban
- Fiction / Crime
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths