Bomani a reformed gangster just emerges back into a gentrified Bushwick with a socio-political outlook after doing 10 years in a federal prison. His former crew GBK expects him to take the underboss position. His closest friend Bo-money is the top hitman in the crew and his first cousin Max Million is the boss.
The rise of police brutality, people in the neighborhood being displaced from homes, and gang violence forces him to make some hard choices.
Bomani has other plans that have even deadly consequences. The new age Janus wears the mask of a lover, a civil rights activist, and an urban guerrilla. He is about to launch into using strategic violence as a political tool.
Unbeknown to him he finds himself smack in the middle of battling secret societies and ancient orders. He faces a Duality of Self the only question is will he survive?
The father of the urban political thriller. Creative writing is an art and a shared experience between writer and reading. I am honored to share my works with the reader. I weave street knowledge and bravado with socio-political issues of today. It's a thin line between art and reality. My responsibility as an author is to blur the lines and have you questioning that difference.
I emerge you in my world with words that paint images that's vivid to you as your own memories.
The Five Percenters are systematically left out of the mainstream Black American Experience. I strategically chose to incorporate elements of the Five Percenters in The Hidden Hand: Duality of Self.
They played a large roll in urban communities since the 1960's and in the foundational elements of Hip Hop.
The Hidden Hand
“Allah was a superb man. He taught knowledge of self to those society rejected, the Black youth. He was assassinated for turning the worst into the best.” I recalled Mzee ending a story he was sharing with a group of Five Percenters. He would tell them first-hand accounts about this man. I could tell he highly respected him.