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The Corner 24: No Exit

Alex Richardson

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The game stops for no one. Slim knows this and feels it is time for him and his friends to get out of the game and the city. Some of the members are against leaving the city, let alone the hustle, and one of them is the captain of the crew—Reese. With Charlize pushing him to get out the game like the other men, he tells her he’d think about it and gives her the money to purchase their home on the outskirts of Denver. His thinking was that he could use the home as vacation house and for the moment he’d keep her happy. While the women of the crew are in Colorado taking care of business, Reese is spotted by Detective Devin Anderson out on the town with another woman. Devin takes several photos of Reese and the anonymous woman as they cuddle, kiss and drink at the House of Blues. He hopes to use the photos to sway Charlize into helping him take down Reese and ultimately the crew.
The Mexican cartel is making moves to take over distribution to the south side of Chicago. Chacho has put in play moves that will forever scar the men and women of the crew. He knows Chavez is the first one he needs to take out and he waits until The Big Mexican is alone with Carlita and LaDonna to make his play. He accomplishes it and a similar move that rips Slim’s heart out leaving him to wonder why he didn’t make his move to pull his crew out of the game sooner.

This is the second to last installment of the superbly written series that has readers feeling as if they are a part of the crew.

The Corner 23: Street Revenge

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KD is in jail, but his plan to rule the city hasn’t stopped. He's presented an opportunity that can possibly catapult his crew to the top. He just needs his people on the outside to trust him, and follow his lead.
Slim has his crew hustling on overdrive knowing that he may have to pay the Columbian Valdez for the unauthorized killing of the mob captain Giordano. Slim also sits down with Sonny to fill him in on what had transpired while he was in a coma. With Jimmie by Slim’s side, co-signing his words, what Slim says is credible to Sonny. With the information of KD’s treachery, Sonny knows it would be difficult for him to kill his lifelong friend. So he gives his cousin, Slim, the go ahead to end KD’s life.
Life continues on THE CORNER.


The Corner 21: WAR

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Sonny is in a coma. The number one suspect, in Champagne's eye's, is Slim. As she struggles day by day with he brother's condition she is feed the idea of war by KD. Travis tries his best to keep a cool head. He knows a secret that Champagne and KD doesn't and he needs Sonny to come out of his coma to confirm it before the two crews attempt to kill each other.

Slim knows Sonny is his cousin he just can't prove it. He tries his best so that his and Sonny's crew doesn't go to war.

Sonny: A Hustler's Game

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The year is 2007, Sonny, 25 years of age and just getting by on the streets of Chicago is presented an opportunity by his lifelong friend, KD. It is a come up on a deal that will get the small time hustlers on their feet. The come up turns out to be a set up by an old friend who has Chicago narcotics waiting on the young men. They evade the trap, and later that night seek revenge. Revenge that turns out to be more profitable than they ever imagined. The unexpected windfall catapults Sonny and his friends to top hustler status in the game.
Nina, a woman who loves the finer things in life—nice cars, designer clothes, and most of all, her dream of owning one of the hottest nightclubs in Chicago. She realizes her dreams can come true when she meets Sonny. Drawn to his movie star looks with a bad-boy edge, Nina finds the young hustler hard to resist. He’s younger than she is, but his swag more than makes up for the years between them. Sonny has the mind and savvy to become the king of Chicago, and Nina plans to help him get there. She is ready to take the ride with him so she can live THAT LIFE.
The future looks bright for Sonny and his boys, but there are a few obstacles they must navigate in the concrete jungle of the Chicago streets. Sonny’s conniving baby momma, a snake close to him, and an affiliate of a Columbian cartel who is hunting a member of Sonny’s crew, all pose serious threats to their budding empire. Will they survive, or like many others before them, succumb to the grimy streets of the windy city?

The Corner 22: Divide and Conquer

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KD is primed and ready to take over and he gets Champagne on board in more ways than one. He gets her to go against her man and Travis notices the change in his woman. He’s not worried because he sees no future with him and Champagne. He makes the decision to kill KD and take over their crew for the better before he destroys what Sonny has built. With that decision, he decides to join forces with Slim knowing it is what Sonny would want. But to do that he’s going to have to get rid of KD—permanently.
Slim sees a bright future ahead for his family, he just has to tie up a few loose strings. One of them is to get rid of his enemies, but when he ask Valdez for permission to kill Vito Giordano, Valdez tells him no. Not surprised at the drug lord’s decision, Slim must decide if it is in the best interest of his crew to go against Valdez’s decision. Knowing that if he does it could mean serious repercussions.
This is the latest instalment of the hit urban fiction series The Corner.

The Corner 11

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MARI, she was a loyal soldier who held her own even when put behind bar. She never snitched and even after taking a razor to her face several times, stayed loyal to her crew—the Haitians. But when her man, Pierre, and the crew she had been a part of tried to kill her, she decided that it was time to look out for herself, to get revenge.

LISA, tries to show that she is the one for Slim but when things don’t go her way she along with someone close to Slim helps Devin and Feds come up with the information they need to put Slim and members of the crew behind bars.

The Corner 11 Mari’s Revenger is another installment of the series that never gets old and keeps the reader wanting more. It is the last of the first season of the novels that reads like a television series with the second season beginning in April 2014.

Gladigator & the Legend of Auchinlea

Alex Richardson

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Gladigator is the childrens champion of Rome. He and his family were given the gift of having their ages frozen in time by the gods of the ancient druids. His ancient rival is the dreaded Tyrannous and his Gladiators, who made a pact with the devil that allowed them to fight in all the great wars in history for two millennium. However, during this two thousand year pact, Tyrannous did not bargain on the Gladigator being around to confront him at every turn.


The Gladigator first defeated Tyrannous in the Circus Maximus, to win his freedom. However, the emperor deceived the children of Rome by ordering his men to capture Gladigator. Gladigator knew he had to get out of the Roman empire and heads for Caledonia, Scotland. He knows that the Roman empire stops a Hadrians Wall and that he would be safe in Caledonia.


The story focuses on Gladigators incredible journey from Rome all the way to Auchinlea in Glasgow, where he eventually settled down. Follow his many adventures along the way, culminating in the fantastic showdown with Tyrannous and his men in Auchinlea Park, where they reproduce the ancient Circus Maximus of Rome in the heart of Auchinlea Park, whilst the whole of the 21st century world holds its breath for the outcome of this final conflict between good and evil.


The book is also highly educational, with much historical research, ranging from the ancient fighting styles and weapons of Rome, to the many ways of life of ancient cultures, such as the Gauls, the druids, and the Caledonians. The book is also crammed full of Glasgows history, including the Bishoploch, Provan Hall house, and Blairtumock House, just to name a few.


It is also based on the real-life Gladiator programme of Glasgow and the real-life Gladigator mascots. This is a fantastic swash- buckling childrens adventure that allows fiction to fuse with real history, teaching history in an informative and exciting way for children.


Whether you are an adult or a child, there is much to learn and tremendous fun for all. Once you start reading this captivating, non-stop action adventure, you will not be able to put it down.

The Corner (Slim's Revenge) (Alex Richardson Novels)

Alex Richardson

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SLIM-has made millions, legally and illegally. He is about to retire from the game with the beautiful Lisa, a sista he loves and adores. She feels the same for Slim, but that love is put to the test when an old flame steps back in her life, and he is also rich. Seven figure, professional athlete rich. Will she succumb to the old fire that's burning, or will she stay loyal? Finally there is Myte-a sexy Latina who is conniving and out to get paid. She beds on of Slim's most trusted men and it doesn't take long before she has him stealing from the crew. With the DEA and Chicago police on everyone's trail, Myte and the Latin Kings' top man, Felix, orchestrate a heist of a million dollars from Slim-a Chicago based mob outfits' million-and it causes the death of one of Slim's most trusted soldiers. Slim is devastated and exacts his revenge on all who weren't loyal and no one on the streets of Chicago or Gary is safe.

The Corner 15

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Where would a crew be without their leader? That is the question everyone must ask. The crew has been cut off by the Russians, they are running out of product. The new hustler on the block, Sonny, is now being supplied by the Russians. He and his crew are on the fast track to take over the city.
During the turbulent times Antwan held the position of leader as best he could, but now Slim is home. After being attacked by the Italian mob, but surviving, Slim is released from prison to serve the rest of his six months on house arrest. It is all the charismatic and cunning leader needs to run his crew. To be around his people to call shots and to be around his woman Mari, who is pregnant with his child.
Skinny K is on the hunt for Whispers’ killer. Standing in his way is a DEA agent hell bent on revenge. An agent who has been a thorn in the side of the crew. While Antwan wanted to take the cautious approach, Slim returns home and gives Skinny K the okay to do what he has to do to avenge his friend.
Mya goes into labor months early. She and Antwan lose their child. Mya is devastated and while everyone wonders what was the cause of her losing the baby, Antwan knows. It’s a secret they have been carrying for a while, a secret that could possibly bring the crew down and turn friends into enemies.

The Corner 7

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Life on the streets is still unpredictable and that is proven to be true when an enemy, who was left for dead, surfaces and he causes problems for the crew. LaTanza realizes that Carlos knows that she slept with Fernando, and a woman as witty and conniving as she knows he has something up his sleeve and she tries to get him first. After getting the bad news that one of his son’s killers is still alive, Lucky tells Slim that he needs to get his hands dirty that married life, although good, has softened him a bit. Slim does get his hands dirty especially after he finds out who the SNITCH IN THE CAMP is—reminding people that he doesn’t play.