Marcus "Crush" Casey should have it made. After two long decades in Attica, he's back on top and ruling the streets he left behind. But maintaining control of New York's underworld is harder than he ever imagined. Crush has built an uneasy alliance between most of the gangs in New York, with himself at the head. As long as he keeps producing, they've got his back. They're even helping him clean up the city.But there's a new player in town, an Armenian gangster named Alek who's got his eye on kingpin status. Crush is faced with a dangerous choice: partner with Alek...or go to war. Ice-T's experience with crime and gangs in Los Angeles and his years on "Law & Order" "Special Victims Unit" makes him the perfect person to tell the story of "Mirror Image," a thrilling novel of revenge and redemption.
- Hardback | 318 pages
- 154.94 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
- 07 May 2013
ICE-T was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Los Angeles, California. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army for four years. Ice-T began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987. He's sold more than ten million records. Ice-T formally began his acting career in the film "New Jack City." He" "has played Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the NBC police drama "Law & Order: SVU" since 2000. Ice-T currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey, with his wife, Nicole "Coco" Marrow.
As a celebrity, a movie star, a rapper, and an entrepreneur, Ice-T has a built-in audience whose demand for his book would mandate buying a few copies regardless of its quality. However, this work is much more than puff-piece autobiography or self-exploitation; it is a thoughtful opinion piece by a man using his celebrity status to create awareness and air his grievances nonviolently. Anyone interested in L.A. gang culture, the urban poor, rap, or the economic realities of record-making and free speech will find useful information in this compelling group of essays. Highly recommended for wide purchase. "Library Journal on The Ice Opinion""