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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: True 2 Life Publications; 1st edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974061077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974061078
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Al-Saadiq Banks is a Best Selling Author of nine titles, which include, No Exit, Block Party1-4, Sincerely Yours, Caught em Slippin’, Strapped and Young Gunz. Al- Saadiq Banks made his entrance into the literary world in 2002. He and his brother Naim Banks formed a publishing house under the imprint of True 2 Life Publications, using their first title No Exit as a launching pad to knock the doors of the genre off the hinges, selling approximately 90,000 books the first year. To date True 2 Life Publications has over 600,000 books in print. ! Al-Saadiq Banks is widely respected by his readership base and colleagues in the business for penning True 2 Life, hard core, raw and uncut, crime novels, which all take place in the city of Newark throughout a variety of time periods, dating back from the 80’s and 90’s to the current day. He’s appreciated for his story-telling ability and the in-depth development of his characters which leaves readers feeling as if these are real life characters that they’ve known all of their lives. ! Al-Saadiq Banks and True 2 Life Publications has just recently taken a leap into the world of comics, wherein they just adapted Block Party into a comic book. Their mission is to transform all of their titles into comic books and graphic novels. The future of Al-Saadiq Banks and True 2 Life Publications will be the conversion of the graphic novels into animated comic series and the independent film “Block Party”.

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Al-Saadiq Banks is a Best Selling Author of nine titles, which include, No Exit, Block Party1-4, Sincerely Yours, Caught em Slippin', Strapped and Young Gunz. Al- Saadiq Banks made his entrance into the literary world in 2002. Al-Saadiq Banks and his brother Naim Banks formed a publishing house under the imprint of True 2 Life Publications, using their first title No Exit as a launching pad to knock the doors of the genre off the hinges, selling approximately 90,000 books the first year.
Al-Saadiq Banks is widely respected by his readership base and colleagues in the business for penning True 2 Life, hard core, raw and uncut, crime novels, which all take place in the city of Newark, New Jersey throughout a variety of eras, dating back from the 80's and 90's to the current day. He's appreciated for his story-telling ability and the in-depth development of his characters which leaves readers feeling as if these are real life characters that they've known all of their lives.
Al-Saadiq Banks and True 2 Life Publications has just recently taken a leap into the world of comics, wherein they just adapted Block Party into a comic book. Their mission is to transform all of their titles into comic books and graphic novels. The future of Al-Saadiq Banks and True 2 Life Publications will be the conversion of the graphic novels into animated comic series and the independent film "Block Party". www.true2lifeproductions.com

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The story is intense, deacriptive, and realistic.
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I've read all of Al-Saadiq Banks's books and loved everyone of them, that includes this one.
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I truly hate to see him put the ink down but every good thing must come to an end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Delonya Conyers {Hotchklate} VINE VOICE on March 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
After a 10 year hiatus The Mayor is most definitely Back 2 Bizness and ready to breathe some life into the streets of Newark. After regaining his freedom with the assistance of Tony Austin, The Mayor jumps right back into the game to resurrect his deteriorating city. Sure the game has changed but The Mayor is a chameleon and not only can he adapt but he's going to give the streets someone to aspire to. Arrogant as ever The Mayor knows he's exactly what the game been missing, just look at how far it's declined in his absence.

With his swag turned way on and a new protégé under his wing The Mayor quickly makes believers out of everyone who thought it couldn't be done again. But this time he's going to do it bigger and better. Of course there's opposition in the form of Federal surveillance and an informant. But those are just minor obstacles for a man so major. If you thought that The Mayor was cocky when we were first introduced to him in Block Party or even as we watched him dominate federal penitentiaries in Block Party 3 just wait till you see him in Back 2 Bizness!

Author Al Saadiq Banks skillfully wraps up the eight book True 2 Life series {No Exit (True 2 Life Street), Block Party, Sincerely Yours (True 2 Life Street), Caught 'em Slippin',
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shoe Princess on February 19, 2010
Format: Paperback
And, the heavyweight champion of Urban Fiction or Street Lit is back to do what he does best...knockout the competition one last time before he exits the game. In the final installment of the first and only eight book Urban Fiction series Al-Saadiq Banks does it once again with "Back 2 Bizness"!

Mr. Bankable delivers a fly, charming, suspenseful, and gritty urban drama as the most likeable character in Urban Fiction history is freed to once again take his office back in the Brick City as the real Mayor of Newark.

At first the feds thought they had him for life and there would be "NO EXIT". But, his swexy and suave attorney, Tony, came through as he should killing the justice system with every hood politrick possible.

The Mayor was released and yes, there goes the neighborhood. Dealing with old ties and connections leads him to one of the street's most notorious and ruthless gangsters. As the Mayor puts his cleverly and well constructed plan in place all seems as if it's everything. But, if it looks too good to be true it probably is.

The Mayor takes the time and attention to not only use his mentor/student relationship with Smoke to excel for self. But, the Mayor has no issue using Smoke as a mere pawn in a not so kind game of murder, mayhem, and money. But, he also schools him to the upper echelon on how the game should be played by a real boss. As the city begins to bleed red because of the heavy gang activity of the Bloods, the Mayor is more confident than ever as he sits back and watches sometimes from a far and other times from up close.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khaleelah on March 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Well, what more can I say? The Mayor did return and he did it his way. (THE BOSS WAY). In order for you to understand OMEGA (The Return of the Mayor) it's a must to start from ALPHA, which is NO EXIT, and then on to the BLOCK PARTY.
Block Party enables his readers to understand, why he is SINCERELY OURS (YOURS). How not to get CAUGHT SLIPPIN'. Why BLOCK PARTY 2 , the after party was necessary? Why BLOCK PARTY 3 , brick city massacre had to occur, why you should always stay STRAPP, which brings us back to the BIZNESS. My fellow TRU2LIFERS has done a wonderful job with the reviews that have been written. The literary industry has truly lost a gem , well they never had him to begin with. I truly hate to see him put the ink down but every good thing must come to an end. Al you truly are the best,your THE KINGPIN with the INKPEN. As You Should Be!!!
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Back To Bizness: The Return Of The Mayor by Al-Saadiq Banks

In the conclusion to the popular Block Party series readers are reacquainted with The Mayor who now is a free man. After spending many years behind bars, one would thing he had learned his lesson but that truly isn't the case. He's back to implement a plan he has been plotting and planning on for years.

Once home his goal is to bring life back into the streets of Newark, NJ. A once deserted town is now is flourishing with quality product and a strong muscle behind to distribute it. Along for this tale is the super fabulous attorney, Tony Austin who is going through some marital issues, he ultimately gets himself in order and handles business in and outside the courtroom.

In this installment readers will meet Smoke a leader in the Bloods street gang and as he grows financially so does the hate. His sister, Samirah is literally sleeping with the enemy; a known informant who listens as she often runs her mouth too much. Those components as well as the turf war mixed with betrayal and deceit makes for a excellent read.

There is bloodshed and lines crossed but ultimately The Mayor reigned supreme until the very end. Back To Bizness: The Return Of The Mayor is a fast paced read. I anxiously could not wait to see the story unfold. Who ultimately couldn't be trusted? Who should have never been trusted? All of these questions and more are answered. I finished the book saying OMG repeatedly because I couldn't not believe the story was over.

Fans of Urban fiction will without a doubt enjoy this story. Again Al- Saadiq Banks has without a doubt, proven that his true to life formula is one that makes his storytelling unique and emotionally accurate.

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Reviewed by Kisha Green for Literary Jewels
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