|About the Book|
It is the winter of 1987, and on a lonely damp side streetin the east village, Raymond Chevis feels the cold metalof a sawed off shot-gun placed snugly at the base of his neck.His eyes click eagerly to the side only to see that anothershotgun is nowMoreIt is the winter of 1987, and on a lonely damp side streetin the east village, Raymond Chevis feels the cold metalof a sawed off shot-gun placed snugly at the base of his neck.His eyes click eagerly to the side only to see that anothershotgun is now firmly lodged in the back of his Samoanbodyguard. Most human beings when faced with similar options,would either be shitting or pissing in their pants. But notRaymond,he is only consumed with the notion that he has beenset up. but by whom? And why? Have his efforts to distribute hiphop globally come back to haunt him? His mind wanders to adifferent time, and to another place in the city. He seeks aresolution to his current dilemma in the recesses of his memory,to his childhood in East Elmhurst Queens NY. Quickly Raymondthink back....As his brain synopses fire, he quickly recalls a scene from hisyouth. Its 1972, and his father has just been assaulted infront of him. At the time this was a very traumatic event thattaught young Raymond a valuable lesson. Know how to get help,when there is none. His father’s actions on this day providedhim with a signal, which he seeks to use now. Raymondprovides the signal, that only Masons are familiar with, andquickly the crews minder calls them off. The minder is anassociate of a crime family and a big earner for them.Raymond knows him as Uncle Vinny, from the neighborhood. Vinnyinforms Raymond that he was not the Mark. Vinny also explains thefurther orders to Send a Violent Message to the mark about Growingtoo Fast. Vinny and Raymond take a walk, and negotiate a price onRaymonds future. What Vinny shares with Raymondwill cost him 50k and 10% of his next venture, but it will alsoset him on a path of finding out who has set him up. Theproblem? He has 72 hours to put this right. Fortunately forRaymond, he has always had a plan b. something that he neverthought he would need to use but now is the time to put thisintricate plot in play. It starts with his best friend on earth,whipping his ass, and a bit of technology that has yet toemerge around the world, the compact disc.Friends will fall, would be lovers, and snakes in the grass allexposed. Plans turn into plots that morph into schemes which endup in double crosses. Raymond has a riddle to solve, and itwill take most of his memories, courage, and experiences to doso, because the Rise of the Chulo cannot be stopped.