Hoodlum - K'wan


By K'wan

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: African American
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings


He set out to be the good son, but the streets had a different plan.

Born to one of the city's most notorious crime families, Shai Clark has always managed to be a good kid. A college hoops star, Shai shunned the world that his father had created and focused on his dreams of going pro. Tommy, Shai's trigger-happy older brother, is next in line for the throne and rules under his father through brute force. But Poppa has bigger plans for Shai.

The situation soon turns ugly when Poppa is murdered and Tommy is removed from the equation. Suddenly Shai finds himself at the head of his father's empire and the streets are thrown into chaos. It is then that he must decide whether to pursue his own dreams or put his father's affairs in order. Unable to sit idly by while the Clarks' underworld empire is pillaged, Shai takes up his father's mantle and brings his game to the streets. He quickly learns that there are two sides to every coin, and the streets hold no mercy for the weak.

Hoodlum chronicles three generations of Trinidadian immigrants and their rise to power in the New York City heroin trade.

A K'wan classic.


  • Loveeeee this book

    By Tamia96
    It was such a good/emotional story. Love the events and I was interested. Good author, I want to read so much more books by him.
  • Shai A beast

    By drippinggvld
  • Great Read

    By Gabex23
    Kinda predictable but extremely vivid. Looking forward to more by the author.
  • Eish.

    By Beg0
    I love this novel! It had me hooked. No lie..