"There has never been a substitute for originality. Renay Jackson serves up a generous, innovative dose of it in the first of his series of crime novels, Oaktown Devil. The story plays out on the streets of Oakland in California’s underbelly, where drug trafficking, violence, and double crosses are a way of life. This powerfully framed tale of what has recently been termed ‘hip hop literature’ is the zenith of the art form."
- Robert Greer, best-selling author of The CJ Floyd Mysteries and Heat Shock