I never thought of writing a book until I was challenged by a fellow prisoner at the time. I never saw myself as the creative artistic type but I accepted the challenge to prove that I can do anything I set my mind to doing. I ended up writing a total of eight books, six screenplays and four children books while in prison. My first book was entitled, “Capers” a story about three friends who rob a kingpin drug dealer. After the robbery, their lives become extremely intense and hell breaks out all around them. They live with one eye open and their guns cocked. To this day, it remains my favorite. Unfortunately, I lost several of the manuscripts including several chapters of “Capers” during my transition from prison to freedom. I will be rewriting those lost chapters of “Capers” and releasing all of the remaining books soon.
I have released one of the eight books which is entitled “THE HILL”. The book has become one of my top selling projects. It depicts Sherman Ford's journey in one of the worse prisons in the U.S. From the moment he steps off the bus onto the Lorton Prison Complex, he has to decide whether he is going to live like a man or die like a coward. He chooses to live and with every decision comes consequences. THE HILL is full of killers willing and waiting to do just that.
The response to THE HILL was so great that it demanded I write the sequel, THE WALL. THE WALL takes the reader into an even more deadly maximum security prison where the suffering and hopes are diminished and each man has to come to terms with humanity without losing his life.
Both stories are entertaining, enlightening and windows into the hearts, fears and dangers of men who live in prison. It affirms there is nothing fun or cool about being there. Men and women lose their lives, their minds, and the people they love often leave them. This is the truth of what can happen to any of us who makes a wrong decision that leads to prison therefore the series can be used as a "scared straight" tool to deter youth from a life of crime.
Due to the graphic nature of the stories parental discretion is advised. Extreme violence and adult language content.
THE HILL is currently available on my website, kindle, nook and most online major bookstores. THE WALL will be available on Sept. 25th, 2012.
Not only are the books entertaining, they are windows inside the hearts, fears and dangers of men who live in prison. There is nothing fun or cool about being there. Men and women lose their lives, their minds, and the people they love often leave them. This is the truth of what kind happen to any of us who make a wrong decision and end up in prison.
Parental descretion advised. Extreme violence and adult language content.
Purchase a copy now of one of my books by clicking on the link: Lamont Carey's Books. We also ship to prisons.