"...a tightly written novel"------WASHINGTON POST
A THUG, A REDHEAD LAWYER AND SOME DIRTY COPS!, December 8, 2006
Don't ever judge a book by its cover or the title. I have no idea why Roland Jefferson titled this book One Night Stand, but I am so glad I ordered this book and read it! This is one of the BEST crime-mystery books I have read in my life! The story kept me on the edge of my seat(LITERALLY) at work, at home, in the salon getting my hair done, while cooking dinner, while my boyfriend watched the game..I kept wodering what was gonna happen next!
Napoleon gets stopped one night for driving with no lights on in brand new Mustang by some DIRTY cops in the wrong neighborhood. He soon hooks up with redhead beau defense laywer Myra Cross who helps prove his innoence of the crime he's accused of. It was a rollercoaster ride reading this book and it never stopped until I got to page 320.
You take a thug with a record as long as his name, a redhead, green-eyed lawyer with an IQ of a genius and some dirty cops desperate to frame and kill anybody who blocks their chance of getting their hands of seven million dollars and you've got a book full of action!
This author has a way with words that draw you into the story and make you feel like you're right there! His characters seem so real you can't help but to speak to them while reading this novel. Roland Jefferson is now on my favorite author list and I wanna read every book that has his name on him!
A perfect and easy five star book!!!!!!! Trust me! Get it!
Reviewer: Dimples "There she go reading those books again.." (Downsouth)
Sep 24, 2006
Nothing like a crooked copMyra Cross is a smart and sexy lawyer, who has worked hard to build her career as a public defender. However, her past seems to be coming to face her again. When she was young, her father left the family, which also left Myra discombobulated. This unsettling feeling is transferred into her making a decision that will eventually change her career. Posing nude for Playboy magazine not only jeopardizes her career but it will turn her into an American sex symbol. Even with this life-altering escapade, Myra still can't seem to keep her dress down - even at work and this is the core of Roland S. Jefferson's ONE NIGHT STAND.
Reviewed by Alice Holman
OOSA Online Book Club "O.O.S.A." (World Wide Web, USA)
Myra and Napoleon, an unlikely duo, must work together to prove the innocence of one. Myra Cross is a stunning white public defender with a killer body. She has a reputation both in and outside of the courtroom. Napoleon Booker is a young drug dealer facing his third strike. With skill and finesse, Myra was able to help him beat a case in the past. Can the same prove true this go round? Myra and Napoleon make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the streets of LA and even Mexico looking for evidence. But someone wants the truth to remain hidden. Are Myra and Napoleon in way over their heads? Corruption, murder, sex and mayhem liberally fill the pages of One Night Stand making for an interesting, richly detailed and entertaining read. This was my first read by Roland S. Jefferson. It won't be my last.
Toni Reviewer: OOSA Online Book Club "O.O.S.A."
One Night Stand, September 2, 2006
This book definitely ranks amongst one of the best books we have ever read. It had us hooked from page one. Without giving the plot away, the book is full of exciting, nail-biting moments, so you don't have to worry about being bored and struggling through this one. We had a lengthy, deep discussion about real life issues of police corruption, preconceived notions, drugs, race, dysfunctional childhoods and the justice system. All of which the author very craftily and expertly brought to life in One Night Stand.
Don't Judge the Book by Its Cover, July 17, 2006
Gangbanger, Napoleon Booker is a lot of things and has a criminal record to prove it. But he did not commit the crime that the corrupt Los Angeles Police department is trying to pen on him. Someone is trying to set him up and frame him for a crime he did not commit. He must prove that he did not engineer a bank heist several years ago that netted the robbers $750K. Napoleon needs help and he needs it fast as the real culprits do not want the truth to be told and will stop at nothing to keep it hidden. Enters a familiar face from Napoleon's past--blonde haired, blue-eyed public defender, Myra Cross to the rescue--she saved him before and he is hoping she can do it again. Myra is at the top of her game but she wants out. Her dream might come true quicker than she anticipated as she has recently posted for a Playboy spread which might get her fired and allow her to explore other avenues. But, first she must once again save Napoleon's behind especially since this time he might just be innocent. Napoleon is counting on Myra as she is his last resort and he wishes that she is not too distracted to focus and win his case. Mayhem, murder, betrayal, secrets all litter their paths as they race against time to discover the real criminals and try and stay alive in the process.
Reviewed by Yasmin
DAMAGED GOODS REVIEWS
"Roland Jefferson has fashioned a great American heist novel as thrilling as it is entertaining."