New Fiction Delivers Candid Look at Drug Trade

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Author Martin Stockton pens new book, “Street Certified”

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Films such as “Hustle and Flow” and “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” give viewers a look into the dangerous world of urban drug trade. In the new book, “Street Certified: Book Two of the Murdaland Trilogy” (published by iUniverse) Martin Stockton pens a new sociological and psychological urban novel depicting the harsh reality of life and one’s choices made – whether good, bad or deadly.

“Street Certified” delivers readers an honest and brutal truth about an illicit drug trade, one that affects everyone regardless of wealth or geographical location.

An excerpt from “Street Certified”:

Q managed to grab the black leather bag containing the two kilos as he and the rest of the crew made off into the Miami night heat. From that point on Rodriquez knew Q was a stand-up guy. Not only did he talk the talk of a true hustler, he also displayed the courage and heart of one; HE WALKED THE WALK. African-Americans from the US had a bad reputation and were stereo typed as being untrustworthy, unreliable, and unpredictable. But from personal experience Rodriquez knew this wasn’t true. Rodriquez had never met a man as honorable and courageous as Q. From that night on Rodriquez knew Q was someone he could rely on. That’s when he allowed him into the world of his Colombian affiliates. He knew his boss would be pleased. Rodriquez was a man of loyalty and respect. His code was death before dishonor.

“The plague of chemical abuse, drugs and violence compounded by greed is not uncommon in today’s society,” explains Stockton. “Money, drugs and violence have become a never ending cycle, affecting the lives of everyone from the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor.”

“Street Certified” doesn’t just glamorize the drug game, it depicts the fatal repercussions that come along with it.

About the Author
Martin Stockton is the author of “Hustler’s Greed,” the first book in the Murdaland Trilogy. He currently lives in Baltimore.

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