Black Lotus 2: The Vow (Hardcover)

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After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.

“[A] riveting read from start to finish . . . Excellent.” —Exclusive Magazine

It’s been months since Kahllah El-Amin, aka the Black Lotus, hung up her pistols, retired from the murder-for-hire business, and finally found peace. But when a police officer is murdered and a familiar flower is left at the crime scene, all signs point to it being the work of the Black Lotus. Someone is trying to frame her. Things get more complicated when the case is handed to Detective James Wolf, a former adversary who has since become a friend.

To clear her name, Kahllah is forced out of retirement and once again must don the mask of the Black Lotus. She races against time to catch the real killer while trying to outrun her most formidable rival. Their deadly game leads to a shocking truth buried under a mountain of lies, as Kahllah attempts to find justice in a world devoid of light.

About the Author

K'WAN has become one of the most beloved, iconic Black writers of the last two decades with his artful, suspenseful storytelling and over a million books in print. He has penned more than two dozen best-selling novels, including the widely popular Animal series, as well as The Reluctant King and Black Lotus. K'wan's writing has been featured in Vibe, Pages, King, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and Time, to name a few. He was the recipient of the Street Lit Book Award Medal in adult fiction in 2012 and 2013 for Eviction Notice and Animal, and has been a recurring guest on TV One's Celebrity Crime Files.

Praise For…

K’wan delivers a lean, tightly plotted tale that balances noir aesthetics with comic book flair. Fans of pulp and urban lit will be well satisfied.
— Publishers Weekly

K’wan follows up 2014’s Black Lotus with another furiously paced work of urban pulp that fuses 1970s camp with violence, vengeance, and gore. Series newcomers may need a beat to familiarize themselves with the battle-scarred characters and their blood-soaked backstories, but come the closing cliff-hanger, they’ll be every bit as invested in Kahllah’s future as K’wan’s longtime fans.

— Mystery Scene Magazine

Black Lotus 2: The Vow is full of the cinematic action and drama that K’wan is known for. Readers will be anxiously waiting for the next installment.

— Urban Reviews

From page one to the last, Black Lotus 2: The Vow is a high-wire act with no net. A smart refiguring of hard-boiled with a nitro injection of new-age sensibilities.

— Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Perfect Square

Like a cool, hip, and fun evening at a vintage drive-in, Black Lotus 2: The Vow takes me back to a time when Jim Kelly, Pam Grier, and Fred Williamson graced the big screen. Throw in some Bruce Lee and a little The Last Dragon and you have a hell of a butt-kicking, action-filled ride.

— Ace Atkins, New York Times best-selling author of The Shameless

Product Details
ISBN: 9781617757785
ISBN-10: 1617757780
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English