Takedown
Simon Pulse
September 3, 2013

Darren took the fall for Diamond Tony, the notorious head of the city's drug cartel. Now, two years later, Darren's finally out of juvie and determined to get even.

Working as an informant for the police, Darren infiltrates Diamond Tony's operation. But falling for sweet, innocent Jessica was not part of that plan. She's a distraction—and a liability. She's also everything Darren dreamed about while he was locked up, and with her he has the promise of a fresh start.

When a deadly turf war breaks out between Diamond Tony and the Bloods, Darren gets caught in the crossfire. And the cops think he's playing both sides. Any mistake could be his last. Darren has to stay on his game if he's going to protect Jessica—and if he's going to stay alive.

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Awesome news! Andre Royo -- you know him as Bubbles from "THE WIRE" -- said about TAKEDOWN:

"A compelling story of innocence lost but pure humanity found...BRAVO!"




 

Kirkus Reviews says it's "A smart and believably gritty tale of the streets with genuine heart."

Booklist says: "This will win van Diepen new and dedicated fans."

And Quill and Quire says, "Takedown is one hell of a page-turner..."

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