Laugh Now is a gritty, detailed, exciting novel full of the imagery of a movie with many twist and turns.
--Rhea-Alexis Banks, Chairwoman, Chi-town Reading Circle/2011 AAMBC Reviewer of the YearThis novel brings forth a subject matter that needs more light shed on it: the real ever-growing crime of Identity theft.
--SiStar Tea, Arc Book Club, Inc.Mr. Brooks weaves a tale that is sure to keep the reader on edge. I look forward to reading more by this author.
--Leona Romich, APOOO BookClubRahiem Brooks tackled a subject that is affecting millions, and I enjoy how he showed the in and outs of identity theft from the perspective of Kareem.
--Kristin for Urban Reviews
About the Author
Rahiem Jerome Brooks (www.facebook/rahiem.brooks) is the breakout novelist with an overwhelming reservoir of criminal tales that motivate American denizen to be overprotective with their personal data, i.e. social security number, pin number, and account number. He contributes articles and commentary to OakLane Magazine, as well as on his web site. Since 1995, Rahiem Brooks has done hundreds of interviews with con men and swindlers in county, state and federal prisons; after all, he was locked down in them, too. He spawned tougher white collar crimes law and the Truncated Act. Hollywood blockbusters like Ocean's Eleven and Italian Job that do not affect ordinary citizens are nothing more than entertainment. Through fictional accounts of his former crimes, Rahiem conveys the types of white-collar crimes that obstruct the livelihood of identity theft victims, by chronicling how con men acquire someone's identity profile from an avaricious car salesman or medical records specialist for a small fee, and commences to rob the national economy to the tune of 14-billion dollars a year. Rahiem's novels prompt retailers to thoroughly scrutinize every transaction, and not to allow a teenager to use the credit card in the name, Dr. John Warwick. Sounds absurd, and it is; however, successful swindlers like Rahiem has used credit cards with the last name Romanovski, Wu, and Philippidis. A glimpse at Rahiem's press photo evidence, he is not a Wu. (To see a live interview of Rahiem Brooks visit www.rahiembrooks.com). Some of Rahiem's other soon-to-be published books include: CON TEST (Prodigy Publishing Group), MR. 357 (Prodigy Publishing Group), and DIE LATER (Prodigy Publishing Group), the highly anticipated sequel to the published novel, LAUGH NOW (Prodigy Publishing Group).