""Crime Partners" was my first exposure to Donald Goines, but I'm already putting some of his other books in my shopping cart. The book is dynamic with a capital "D"!The opening chapter draws you in, paragraph after paragraph until you reach the end of the chapter. You take a deep breath, trying to work through what you've read, trying to tell yourself that you don't know people like the characters but you know you do, then you begin chapter two. Chapter two ups the stakes by introducing two new characters.Characters. That's what drives this action-packed tale of ghetto justice. Realistic, emotion-filled, hardened or soft, passionate, CHARACTERS. Goines has a way of getting inside a character's head like few authors can. You understand the motivations behind their actions. You feel their pain, their joy, their disgust. What more can you ask for from a writer? The next book!"