Author: Fritz Hale
Synopsis: A hustler takes the proceeds from one of his criminal capers and parlays it into a legitimate business enterprise – a Detroit record company.
Notes: This novel actually falls outside my original description of a Blaxploitation paperback because of its year of publication. Once you get beyond that though, it still has the makings of a great Blaxploitation experience.
My excitement over this one was similar to when I read the first book in the Headhunters series. Because it takes place in Detroit and mentions a lot of places (and even some people) I’m familiar with.
Interesting side note: one of the main characters in the book is a lawyer by the name of Steve Fisherman. Anyone familiar with the law scene in Detroit knows the name Steve Fishman as one of the most iconic lawyers in the city’s history, having defended some of the top drug dealers and hustlers back in the day. One can only wonder whether he was the inspiration for the Steve Fisherman character?