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Testimony of A Villain

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A violent past. An uncertain future. The blood on his hands may never rinse clean…

Outsiders call Manuel a villain. After spending his youth entangled in inner-city gang warfare, he’s lied, robbed, and murdered his way to the top. His path was set long ago, when two killers massacred his family in front of him…

While Manuel was able to take down one of the murderers, his b

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Paperback, 451 pages
Published October 26th 2009
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Judith Sims
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptionally good.

This was one hell of a story. I was stuck from the beginning, all I kept thinking was if Mann's son was racist then so was he. I knew he had something to do with the Doggets death. I felt it when he wanted the deal to be done in cash. So good. I loved me some Man-Man and hated he went out like he did. Punk boy Paul.
GrnEyed
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
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Erin
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling, well-written tale of inner city life

Harrell is a gifted storyteller, and I found his book compelling. It was a hard read in some ways, as he explored the ways that inner city life could be a vicious cycle. And his book leaves me questioning the role that fate and circumstances tie into our decisions and weave together... Does fate control our circumstances or do circumstances control our fate? Are villains born? Or are they forged by grief and loss and a need to mean something?

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Sadonia
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BEST READ!

Gave this book Five stars because it was Worthy of the Best rating. After completing this book i felt Stuck, Immobilized and soooo Full of Emotions! Speechless.... Still
I Strongly recommend reading this book. Will NEVER TRUST ONE OF THEM EVER AGAIN!
Jeff
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
this was an audiobook I won on Goodreads. when the story wasn't in an overly graphic sex scene, overly graphic violent scene or trying (and failing) to uses words that seemed contrary to the character it was good. The guy reading it was great.
aretha johnson
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

This is a thriller that will hold your attention from beginning to end. It's a fast reader. Would recommend this novel.
Connie Hamby
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good book

I enjoyed reading this book from the first page till the last if you like true crime Aaron G Harrell rocks
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AAron is from Boston, MA. He was born the second son to Marvin and Barbara Harrell. He grew up with his two brothers, Derryck and Michael.
During the 1970s, the city of Boston was fueled by racism, and its school system was one of the lowest ranked in the country. AAron was placed into a bussing system called Metco. The Metco system was designed to ship inner-city students to suburban schools to re
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