Anthony Ribisi/Jelani Jones has sprinted to New Orleans. But, the past is pursuing him. He left Jena in labour 1,000 miles away. With Coco, he’s creating a new life. When she was a hostage who was on the verge of death, he saved her. She desires to leave Washington, DC. He has made his home in New Orleans and is employed in a quiet restaurant.
Gabriel, a coworker, requests a favour. He requests for assistance with a task for after-hours. Anthony is initially apprehensive because that was a part of his previous existence. Help Gabe accompany a wealthy man to his destination looks straightforward. His old friends are looking for him. They seek to entice him back into the world of crime. He is wanted by the Broken Brotherhood.
Broken Brotherhood takes no prisoners and behaves in the best mafia fashion. There is always potential for harm. Rasheem Rooke puts the focus where it belongs in his tale of a homicidal mob. Once Anthony decided to assist Gabe, the tension didn’t take long to escalate. When Anthony tried to say goodbye to the old him, the attraction was too great.
Anthony seemed to want peace at first glance. But he is aware that he is a monster. The conversation makes sense for dodgy characters. The Broken Brothers struck me as a menacing group of guys. But, the Ribisi crime family is also, which leads to tense conflicts.
Despite not having read the first novel, I was nonetheless entertained. I had no sense of ignorance towards anything. I was never able to foretell the future. I was engaged by the author’s description of hazardous scenarios. I was able to identify with each character and their goals. There were layers of pain and loyalty under all the fury.
I was startled to learn that an Italian crime family had a Black mafia figure. This novel will appeal to readers who appreciate drama and excitement. You’ll undoubtedly experience a bit of the underworld.
About The Book
After the assassination of his Boss and father figure, Jelani Jones finds the perfect way to disappear from his double life as Anthony Ribisi… a violent mob enforcer. Tell no one, get on the road, and drive over one thousand miles away. Peace and quiet is all he wants.
Until word reaches him that ferocious new players are in town, looking to kill him and will use any method to accomplish their task. Which includes using the only woman Jelani ever loved as a pawn in their dangerous game.
And now… Jelani is faced with two questions, does he go home to protect the woman he loves? And does he bring the murderous persona of the Black Ribisi back with him? In Broken Brotherhood, Rasheem Rooke delivers a page-turning continuation to the Black Ribisi saga that takes its readers on a wild ride.
After leaving Black Ribisi wanting more to the story, Broken Brotherhood did not disappoint. My only issue is that the author has done it again; left me wanting more. The story was an easy read. Even though, I believe it would have been just as engaging without reading the prequel, the author fleshed out the life, love, and pains of the characters from Black Ribisi, bringing their personas full circle. Additional characters, not only supported those we were previously acquainted with, but also had their own engaging stories to tell. I became invested in each character. I was intrigued by the obvious connections and curious about the divulsion of the relevance of the more obscure relationships. The title is perfect. Broken Brotherhood was highlighted in multiple facets throughout the story.
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