The Bust: Live By The Gun Die By The Gun The Bust: Live By The Gun Die By The Gun 
by Stanley E. James II

SynopsisDrugs, homicides, corrupt officials, and gang violence have taken over the Los Angeles County streets of Long Beach, California. Mitch is a ‘Tiny Gangsta’ who had been patiently waiting and is now in charge of the daily operations of their Crip set Square Hood Crips.
Mitch and his fellow Crip homies, C Mac, Tristan, and Roddy all have different hopes and share similar journeys in life. As Mitch tries to change for the better after dealing with so many of life's tragedies, he wanted to continue his career and dreams of becoming a world-renown writer and poet. Being from the ghettos of North Long Beach, the gang life reels him back in deeper than ever.
The FBI, and local authorities are trying to lock down Mitch and his gang, the homicide count has risen in the streets.
Will Mitch escape to the East Coast to lay low and start a new chapter in his life with his family? Or, will he end up either locked up or six feet under?
Lace up your chucks and take a walk through these North Long Beach streets with Mitch and his gang.

B0ok Review - The story opened with action. We are introduced to  Roddy as the police are trying to arrest him. The action continues all the way through with "dump and dash" scenes like the one with supporting characters C'Mac and Mitch who knew that the Feds had been tailing them,  I loved the messaging of this story that you don't have to be limited by your current circumstance. Your possibilities are limitless. He displayed this with Mitch's storyline of becoming a published writer.  The author did a good job with character and plot development.  Detective Boxer was written extremely well. His vendetta against Mitch, Roddy, and the like was palpable. I think James delivered a rich, gritty tale of street life that you have to experience on some level to fully appreciate.  I will say that there were a few times that I had no idea what certain terms or phrases meant, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the novella.  The ending had me on the edge of my seat. I'm rooting for Mitch.  But don't take my word for it, you can get your copy below and support the author by leaving ar review.