Uptown Thief (Justice Hustlers #1) (Paperback)

By Aya De Leaon

Dafina Books, 9781496704702, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016



In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited--until one heist too many puts everything at stake. . .
Marisol Rivera barely survived being abused with nowhere to turn. So there's "nothing" she won't do to keep her Lower East Side women's health clinic open and give disadvantaged women new lives. Running an exclusive escort service for New York City's rich and powerful 1 percent is the perfect way to bankroll her business--not to mention the perfect cover for robbing corrupt CEOs. And when times get even tougher, pulling a heist on a mega-billionaire will secure the clinic's future--and her gorgeous crew's--for good. . .
There's just one problem: Marisol didn't anticipate bad news even more dangerous than her curves. A seductive ex-cop who's too close for comfort, and a powerful thug with a score to settle, are turning Marisol's precise planning and seductive fail-safes into insidious traps. Now this beautiful modern-day Robin Hood will have to play some lethal wild cards without rules or limits to save those she loves--and live to steal another day. . .

About the Author

AYA DE LEON teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley s African American Studies Department. Her work has been acclaimed inthe" Village Voice, "the "Washington Post," and"American Theatre "magazine. Her writing has been featured in"Guernica, Essence, Ebony, ""xojane"and"Bitch "magazine. Visit her online atayadeleon.com, on Twitter @AyadeLeon, or on Facebook."