CHECKMATE

THE RULES OF THE GAME JUST CHANGED.

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Growing up on the west side of Chicago in the 1960s, Richard “Rico” Townsend always knew he was destined for greatness. What he didn’t know was that by the time the 1980s arrived, his greatness would lie in becoming the most successful drug dealer Chicago had ever seen.

Every woman wanted to be with him. Every man wanted to be him. He was sexy, smart, and most of all, brilliant. Rico was more than a drug dealer: he was a businessman, and every move he made was carefully orchestrated.

It wasn’t until Aja Martin walked into his life that Rico realized he wanted more. He wanted love and a family, and he was ready to leave the empire he built behind. But, as Rico knew well, timing is everything…