Gerald Thomas (a.k.a. G Dogg) is a notorious ex-gangbanger who was just released from prison to the mean streets of Detroit. Gerald vows to walk away from his former life so that he can be a real father to his daughter. But the call of the streets and quick cash prove to be too strong for Gerald to pass up. He soon joins another more lucrative band of gangsters unknowingly signing his life away. Gerald’s ex-girlfriend Terri has moved on with another man but still has room in her heart for Gerald. She still sees them finally becoming a real family and being there for their daughter Kayel. But Terri’s eyes become green with envy when Gerald’s working relationship with a female associate becomes too close for her liking.

Thug Nation

is an engaging novel by Contel Bradford. Bradford masterfully gives you a first hand look at gang life in Detroit during the mid to late 90s. Readers will be glued to the pages as Gerald juggles between leaving the gang life or continue to get paid from it. You will actually find yourself rooting for Gerald to get out of the game so that he can live a normal life. There are a few twists to this story that will keep you on your toes. Thug Nationis insightful and dramatic. Contel Bradford is an author that’s definitely on the rise.

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