March 28, 2014

Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty by T. I., Tip "T.I." Harris · HarperCollins

The explosive street-lit epic of Power and Beauty continues when his mother was killed, Paul "Power" Clay and his closest friend, Tanya "Beauty" Long, fell under the spell of Slim Simmons, a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman. To Power, Slim's world held everything he thought he wanted: women, wealth, and power. He discovered too late that Slim is a ruthless killer.Now Beauty must broker a dangerous bargain to save the man she loves. But is saving Power worth sacrificing herself—body and soul? A tale of gangstas and sistas, money masters and politicians that moves from Paris to New York, Atlanta to Tokyo, the Caribbean to California, Trouble & Triumph is a hip-hop mash-up of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, desire, greed, family, politics, and absolution— and of two unforgettable young star- crossed lovers from the streets who will risk everything for their dreams . . . and for each other.