Two sisters. One wants in. One has a plan. But gang loyalty cuts family ties and even the best plan can derail.
Jess works, spends time with friends, and earns good grades in school. But she's also sole provider for her drug-addicted mother... And she hates it.
Her sister Nova holds a high-profile position in the Dynamite Queens. Within her turf Nova enjoys fame, fortune, freedom, and respect – at a cost of family life.
But Jess wants what Nova has and is willing to do anything to get it. After one explosive argument, Jess joins a rival gang, a decision that leads her down a path of brutal consequences.
South Central L. A. erupts with violence as two gangs – two sisters – wage war on each other. For the winner, victory could be unforgiving...
Note: This novel contains strong language and gang violence.
Praise for Tied: A Street Gang Novel
"...Fast moving, intriguing, humorless and upsetting with an ending that left me breathless, thoughtful and sad. I can thoroughly recommend it to all who enjoy a gritty crime novel and who have a strong constitution."
"This violent world in which teenage girl gangs are menacing and dangerous is gripping. I really wanted to find out who would survive."
"This story is very well thought out with believable characters and situations. Gabel does a great job drawing us into the life that many of us know nothing about."
"Gabel's detail-rich world of gang culture was a fascinating read. The story will draw you in and the characters will keep you to the surprising end."
About the Author
Since 1992, Lee has worked within the visual and dramatic arts landscape as a graphic designer, illustrator, visual effects artist, animator, screenwriter and author. He's contributed to an Emmy award and once walked 63.5 kilometers in 13 hours. Traditionally trained as a screenwriter, Lee has moved to writing books in order to share his stories.
Lee has spent most of his life living on an island in the Pacific Northwest and he writes in multiple genres that interest him. Why? In his own words: “Writing is magic. I’ll never understand how it works the way it does, but I do know if I put energy into writing, it rewards me in strange and wonderful ways. Even if I know where I’m going in a story, often I’ll end up being pulled in directions by my characters that I least expect. What ends up on the page never ceases to surprise me, and that’s super cool. Writing continues to be one of the most difficult and most rewarding aspects of my life.”
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