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categories: Book, Crime Drama, Fiction, Mystery and Crime, Suspense and Drama, Adult Crime Drama, African American Drama

Dorothy W. Cosey

Author Dorothy W. Coseyabout this book: Take a ride with Marcus Harris, an educated roughneck with mass potential. Marcus has the game down, playing women left and right. He never falls short of a new admirer, but he is crew. Marcus grew up with Tyrone (Trigger), and Dupree (Durango) on the South side of Chicago's mean streets. In time, he will have to make a decision, his freedom, or his boys. Life in the streets can sometimes cost more than you are willing to pay. Ride with Marcus and his crew on a dangerous journey dealing with the Freight organization. You will see things that make you shudder and ruthless murders that make most people think twice.

• What inspired me to write this book?
I wrote this book after talking with people who knew about this topic.

• Why did I chose this cover?
I chose this cover because it is in line with the characters.

• What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Telling the story in the point of view of my main character.

• Did I learn anything from writing my book and what was it?
I learned that a simple incident can lead to a lot of problems.

• Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes I would like to say this book was written for all the young men that find themselves torn between what is right and a quick dollar.


Playing the game is a story about three college students. Marcus Harris is the level headed one that keeps his friends in line. Life for Marcus and his crew was going well until a brawl in a night club changes their life forever. Marcus finds himself caught up in a life of crime dealing with his home boy Tyrone and the freight organization. Al Freight is one of Chicago's crime lords that recruit young men to rob the freight-liners. Tyrone and his temper will lead Marcus and his crew down a path of death and destruction. Marcus wants no part of it, but has no other choice and follows his crew. Marcus is in deep after witnessing a murder that binds him tighter to the freight organization. Marcus will have to call on his dad Tony Harris a former prison inmate that turned his life around. Tony grew up with AL Freight and knows what he is capable of, he is determined to get his son out of the game. The problem is Tony has beef with Al after he left him holding the bag for a robbery that cost Tony his family and fourteen years of hard time. Can Tony save Marcus and his friend in time or will he die trying.

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I read this book in about a week and what I liked about the book is the characters who are believable. I like how the author takes everyday people and show you how a simple altercation can turn into something deadly. This was a good read from the beginning to the end. [by L. Oliver]

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