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Con Test is a mystery-suspense novel but the mystery and suspense come more from the unravelling of the secrets of Justice's past, and William's past, than from the unravelling of many crimes. In the course of this unravelling Justice will make some startling discoveries but by the time he does this he has other problems to worry about. His criminal past is also about to ...more
Paperback, First, 260 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by PRODIGY PUBLISHING GROUP (first published March 30th 2011)
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Dream 4 More Reviews
Jul 04, 2011 Dream 4 More Reviews rated it it was amazing
The author (Rahiem Brooks) sets up the scene in the first chapter, a scene for disaster about to happen at Wachovia Bank, where a cunning robbery takes place right in the teller’s face without any fingerprints to leave a trail behind. Justice Lorenzo had a photographic memory and good with numbers for his line of dirty work. He’s linked to Loss Prevention for his Identity Theft crimes, but nothing can stick because no fingerprints, surveillance cameras recycle their tapes every few months and ...more
Locksie
Jul 10, 2011 Locksie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed
THIS is what good reading is all about!

After serving an 18 months sentence for fraudulently using stolen corporate-platinum credit cards, it seems old habits die-hard for Justice Lorenzo. Out on a one year supervised release Justice is up to his old tricks again this time incognito doing what he does best.

Stuffy William Fortune is a 29yr old author with a number of crime novels in print and a couple adapted for movies. William is married to Lundin who heads up her own modeling agency. William a
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Raynesha
Aug 01, 2011 Raynesha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best books I've read this year! The author leaves you sitting at the edge of your seat while reading this book and keeps you eager to find out what is going to happen to next. The story line was easy to keep up with and each character was properly developed. Not only did the author give you a visual you also could guess the characters reactions to different situations like you knew them. Please don't let my last sentence fool you. There are twists in this story that will leave ...more
Dell Banks
Apr 20, 2011 Dell Banks rated it it was amazing
Rahiem delivers an awesome story with his latest novel, CON TEST. This was my first read by this author, but I'm sure it won't be my last. Rahiem paints vivid pictures through his storytelling, the characters are very transparent. I'm looking forward to what's next from this author.
Tamyara
Apr 11, 2012 Tamyara rated it it was amazing
Rahiem by far is a writer that will be number 1 on the best sellers list. He is an excellent writer but also his novels grab you and entertain you. Rahiem was born to write. His characters, his story structure is on point . Contest is an wonderful book.
Leona Romich
Book #5 in OOSA Bookclub's 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge.
Barbara Morgan
May 09, 2011 Barbara Morgan rated it it was amazing
another excdellent book by author Rahiem Brooks
Adrienna
Full review will be posted on Dream 4 More Reviews (Goodreads) profile.
4.75/5 stars. Hotness.
Literary Jewels
Aug 29, 2011 Literary Jewels rated it liked it
ConTest by Rahiem Brooks
Reviewed by Michele Tooles
Justice Lorenzo, an extraordinary character, a masterful felon with many tricks up his sleeve that could scare the average identity theft victim has real charisma. He undoubtedly knows his way around the criminal sector of life and has manipulated this way of life to cater to his needs and wants. As his arrogance, snappy responses and knowledge of the law make him a believably cocky character he is also smart, crafty and resourceful. Mr. Brooks d
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Rhea Alexis Banks
Dec 21, 2011 Rhea Alexis Banks rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery readers
Recommended to Rhea Alexis by: the author
WOW....this is thrilling suspense and an adventure, for sure!! LOVED IT!!

Con Test is a novel with a story within a story, that kept my mind reeling. As the plots grew and thickened, I felt like I was plunged smack dab in to the center of this drama, thrilling suspense and adventure! Great imagery, fantastic details, masterful character development, engaging story line.....just a few descriptions for this novel written in a fastidious manner with a plot thickening to the point of "wow", repeatedl
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Kiexiza
May 28, 2011 Kiexiza rated it it was amazing
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ISBN: 978-0-578-08154-0
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Once again Rahiem brings you a great mystery, suspense novel with a crime twist.
but this time you get a gift, 2 books in one. First read about criminal Justice Lorenzo, and his crime spree that is so meticulous that there just isn't any evidence left behind to finger him.
Then meet William Fortune, a author that is writing Justice's story unknown to anyone his wife and publisher included. When his publisher and Justice have two differ
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Sherri Dub
May 30, 2011 Sherri Dub rated it really liked it
Mr. Brooks has written a compelling story of crime, fraud and deceit. He clearly defined the old saying, "Do you ever really know anyone?"
I enjoyed the banter between the three characters that embodied the Protagonist, with his multi-fauceted personality syndrome. And, I found his naming of the character Justice, a paradoxical fit.
I believe that this book is a catalyst for ensuring the future securities of many identity theft victims. If you read this book, you will learn way to protect yourself
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Jenetha Mccutcheon
May 23, 2011 Jenetha Mccutcheon rated it it was amazing
Who is Justice Lorenzo and what is his hold over bestselling author William Fortune? Will William allow Justice to jeopardize his fame and extravagant life with his beautiful wife? Author Rahiem Brooks cleverly answers all of these questions in Con Test with the skill of a veteran mystery writer. Con Test, a captivating story about identity theft, will have you reading through the night. You won’t be able to put this book down until you get to the end of this page-turning thriller.
Thedaringshow
Aug 26, 2011 Thedaringshow rated it liked it
As submitted by me to Writer's Vibe Magazine.
Justice Lorenzo, an extraordinary character, a masterful felon with many tricks up his sleeve that could scare the average identity theft victim has real charisma. He undoubtedly knows his way around the criminal sector of life and has manipulated this way of life to cater to his needs and wants. As his arrogance, snappy responses and knowledge of the law make him a believably cocky character he is also smart, crafty and resourceful. Mr. Brooks did a
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Kevin Bowser
Con Test is a story within a story. And, to be truthful, it took a while to adjust to Rahiem Brooks’ style of writing. This is the first book that I have read that he has authored, so I do not know if that is his normal style of writing. Having said that, it is obviously the only way to “tell” the story of William Fortune and Justice Lorenzo.

Con Test is the story of writer William Fortune and his muse named Justice Lorenzo. Fortune is a suave and sophisticated novelist who is rocketing up the ch
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martin
May 20, 2016 martin rated it liked it
Mixed feelings on this one. It's readable but flawed. Think I was given it by Amazon and it was certainly better than the usual standard of free internet only books. Sadly it has the usual overload of spelling and editing errors though.
The plot is convoluted, but enjoyable if you don't think too much. A good light book for a plane or train journey maybe.
Without wanting to spoil what seems to me a fairly obvious character development, let's just say the William/Lorenzo interaction is fun but fi
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Helen
Oct 13, 2012 Helen rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
There might be a good story here, but it is smothered by bad writing and shallow characters. I might forgive the wasted pages in which we learn just how unrealistically wealthy the author character is by reading a litany of designer and brand names for his clothes if the grammar didn't fail so often. I'm stunned at what made it past the editor.
In the end, the writing was so tiresome that I gave up. Sadly, I'm not the least bit curious about what happened to the characters
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Rahiem Jerome Brooks is the breakout novelist and is a member of the Mystery Writer's of America. His debut thriller, LAUGH NOW won 2010 African-Americans on the Move Book Club's (AAMBC) Book of the Year & he earned 2011 AAMBC Author of the Year. LAUGH NOW also the Most Creative Plot at the DMV Expo's Creative Excellent Awards. Rahiem was also nominated at the 2011 & 2012 African-American ...more
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