London, United Kingdom. The Big Smoke. A constant clash of cultures and beliefs, down to the gutter. And over a million drug users – an alluring market for a bunch of young, ambitious French.
Fast-forward a decade. After years of covert attrition war to gain control of the streets of London, Zakariya Mansouri and his band of brothers are on top of the city’s underworld – the six of them are now stealthily ruling over the largest drug cartel in the British capital.
Beyond shrewd tactics and incredible nerve, it is their unwavering unity – forged during a shared childhood in Paris’s most unforgiving ghetto – that has been their ultimate edge.
But just as they relish their achievements, a storm is brewing in the background. The desperate attempts of aging enemy gang leaders to overthrow the Frenchmen and salvage their legacy promise to test the foundation of their friendship.
As old grudges resurface and threaten to annihilate everything they’ve built, will Zakariya realize that the biggest danger lurks at the heart of his own empire?
HALE CHAMBERLAIN is the author of Little Havana Exile and The Good Gangsters.
After tentative gigs for an auto parts manufacturer, an herbalist and an investment bank, HALE finally gave in to his passion for writing in 2016 with his first series Cold-Blooded.
He currently resides in London and enjoys nothing more than strolling along the shadiest corners of the Big Smoke in search of material for his next gangster story.