Tuesday, February 24, 2015

All Hail The Queen - Meesha Mink

All Hail The Queen
Meesha Mink
Touchstone, Feb 24 2015, $14.99
ISBN: 9781476755359

In Newark after avenging the murder of her son with street justice (see Kiss the Ring), Naeema Cole retires her alter-ego Queen she hopes permanently.  However, the relationship between Naeema and her husband Tank is currently off which she says is permanent.  Though she knows to stay out of it, Naeema gets involved with a young teen female Mya who she hopes to save from the boys’ serial sexing her, her mother ignoring her, and her stepfather abusing her.

After booting Tank’s lover out of his life, Naeema attends a gala headlined by Fevah with Tank and his crew providing the rap superstar protection. When Tank goes to open the limo for her to step out of the vehicle, shots hit him.  As Tank fights for his life in a New York hospital, Naeema, realizing who the real target was, reincarnates Queen to determine who of three suspects tried to kill her beloved spouse; but also faces perilous exposure by someone who knows her and her man.

Though All Hail The Queen contains a similar overarching premise to its prequel, the storyline remains fresh as Queen works the inquiry in her unique way.  Fast-paced throughout, urban-lit fans will hail the return of the Queen.

Harriet Klausner

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