The Nicola Agosto Story

The World In Reverse by Latrivia S. Nelson (c) RiverHouse Publishing, LLC 2010

Nicola Agosto has always lived on the right side of the law, but to truly serve the just in the biggest case of his life, he’s forced to cross into a world where he must become a criminal and a killer before he can become a Saint.

A pedophile ring has set up shop in Memphis, Tennessee.  Children are abducted and found dead.  But what is the link?  The murder of a recent set of twins that remind him of his own sons pushes him to make a promise to a mother that will be hell to keep.  Save the Children.  As Agosto draws closer to busting the ring, he is set up in a brutal police attack on a young, black gang member to throw him off his investigation.  A YouTube post of the beating sweeps the Internet and sends the city into racial unrest.  As people protest in the streets, the entire police force divides and the city prepares to burn. 

Suspended and ridiculed, Agosto faces certain jail time and the questionable safety of his own family unless he makes a move, not be mention he’s been accused of being a racist.  Even though his wife and children are African-American, his world crumbles around him and the love between he and Ivy is tested as they struggle to stay together. 

With only a few friends to turn to and even less time to act, Nicola does the unthinkable.  A quick call to a local mob boss unleashes the army Nicola has always hated and exposes cops that have been in bed with organized crime the entire time, including an old friend from the Medlov case.  Only Nicola is now one of them and to achieve his ultimate objective, he must pledge his allegiance to a world in reverse.

33 responses

  1. Denise Haskins

    I can’t wait to read this book.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

  2. Vita Banks

    Ms. Nelson,

    I don’t know how you do it, but you always seem to touch the inner most part of women. When I came to this blog, the one thing that I noticed was his lips. It feels like Nicola is laying on top of me. I love your stories. The only thing that I would complain about is that i can’t find one like the men you write about. DO they exist.


    September 9, 2010 at 2:13 am

    • Thanks, Vita and Denise!

      I never meant for it to seem like he was on top of you, but after you said it, I can see it. I think these type of men exist in spirit: loving, caring, passionate, torn. You know, that kind of way. However, if you ever see one for real, let me know:-)


      September 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  3. Cinquetta

    WHOA my interest has pique. I hope Ivy doesn’t do anything stupid. I would hate to choke a b#$%h.

    September 10, 2010 at 6:00 am

  4. Ms. B

    You really know how to spin good stories and i love to read them. keep them coming girl is all i can say. By the way do you have a released date yet.

    oh yeah, he does have those sexy kissable lips.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    • I thought the same thing when I saw him. I thought that he was perfect for the blog and the cover! Drop date, Feb. 2011. Can’t wait, either.

      September 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  5. kaye

    Hi girlfriend,
    OMG sooo sexy! I hope Ivy doesn’t mess things up either sometimes she doesn’t act like the smartest tool in the tool box. Keep your stories coming. I can understand Nicola when something or someone threatens your family (well maybe not on this scale) you do what it takes to get rid of the threat. Ivy stand by your man!!! I also think Anatoly will be the one in the Medlov family to help him. In chapter one of his story he told his men not to mess with Agosto are his family while he is in Russia. I like the idea of being able to talk or listen to everyone.


    September 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    • Hey Kaye,

      I’m working on Chapter two right now and my head hurts. It’s going to be something to put this one on paper, but I think it’s going to be an amazing story. Work with me. I’ll be putting things on our blog to flesh out as we talk.

      Have a great day,


      September 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

  6. shae bunn

    Girl girl girl…….you love me don’t you……..i hope this book is long cause my mind is in wonderland trying to figure it out. i love the rough draft….wowwww….you deserve a medal. i hope you plan on taking a vacation when anatoly’s book comes out in jan and nicola’s book comes out in feb…..girl let me know if u need my moms house at the beach for a week…you deserve it…wait you need it….love ya and i will check back for reading….

    October 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

    • Shae,

      It won’t be long before I’m calling you, begging for a break! I’m so glad that you are ready for The World in Reverse. I want this to be a great comeback for Nicola. He’s changed a great deal since he was chasing Ivy.

      I’ll put more up soon for all your thoughts!


      October 22, 2010 at 2:44 am

  7. Lola

    Hi Latrivia,
    You are awesome! Can’t wait for the rest of Nicola story..I just love this character.
    Take care.

    Lola 😀

    November 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    • Thanks, Lola. This is a hard story. As you can see, I have to fight for some new motivation with all these stories coming out. But I think that I might have just found it. More to come.


      November 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  8. cathyngoh

    when and where can we find the book?

    November 22, 2010 at 3:28 am

    • Hi Cathy,

      You can find the book starting in Feb. 2011. For now, we’re just keeping the story going on the blog. I’ll update it soon.

      Have a great one,


      November 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

  9. cathyngoh

    where can i read chpater 1

    November 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

  10. Sandra

    What is the release date for the world in reverse?

    July 21, 2011 at 1:24 am

  11. I love Nicola! I don’t like him as a cop though, so I’m glad the latest chapter in this saga will show his darker side. Yes, I love bad boys:)

    January 29, 2012 at 12:26 am

    • Patrice,

      I’m really excited about exploring this side of Nicola as well. I want to capture the duality of a man. This is going to be an interesting ride.


      March 31, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      • Amanda

        I love all your books and I can’t wait to read more. Could you tell me when World In Reverse and the next Dmitry Medlov books come out. Thank You.


        May 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  12. Wanda

    Love, love, love your work. Waiting patiently to see how Nicola work with the Medlov family.

    May 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  13. Anita

    Has a new release date been set for The World In Reverse?

    May 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  14. Kathy

    Omg omg ! I’m about to die waiting for this book to come out ! After waiting for saying Anya and reading it a while back I was more the thrilled to find out the there would be a continuation to Nicola ‘s story. Yea ! I love this series. Mrs Nelson you are my most loved author and you have never let your fans down ! Your very talented, I can’t waiting for the book ! I’ve read all the books in this series at least 4 times. Which I why I’m so happy to have another one to go crazy over. And if you can let a girl know where to find a man like Nicola it would be much appreciated 😉

    May 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

  15. Faye

    When and where can I buy the world in reverse?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  16. Phaedra

    Mrs. Nelson I absolutely love your books. And now I get to see Agosto and the Medlov men teaming? Cant’ wait for this book to come out! Is there an updated release date?

    June 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  17. pwilliams

    OMGGGGGGGGG, I can hardly wait for this. I am such a fan and HOOKED on your writing. I have all your books on my Kindle!!!!. I know when Nicola join Dimtry and the family its going to be ON!!! LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT. Blessing to you and your BLESSED GIFT OF CREATIVE WRITING!!! FAN FOREVER!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

  18. Charo Anderson

    Just like everyone else, anxiously awaiting this book. However, how can I get a copy of volumes 5 and 6 of Dimitri’s tale, and what order should the books be read? Have a kindle and a nook but will buy hardcopy. Do you publish other authors?

    October 5, 2012 at 2:07 am

    • Charo Anderson

      Thanks for your reply to my inquiry on the world in reverse. I have the same picture of Storm from the X-men on my cell phone. It is my alter ego and reminds me that I am also a super hero when it comes to wearing different hats. Take your time with the books. True fans will always be here. Genius is a process. Love your work and appreciate the time and effort you put into entertaining and inspiring me.

      Charo Anderson

      December 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      • Hi Charo,

        Thanks for such lovely words. I do appreciate them. I love that alter ego. Every woman needs one. Thanks for being my true fan too. Working hard and I can’t wait to deliver it to you!!


        December 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  19. Cinquetta

    Has the book been release????????????????? I want this book about two years now.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:11 am

    • trivijean1980

      Cinquetta, I hope that you are well. This book will come out. I am currently working on it. Thanks so much,

      Latrivia S. Nelson Bestselling Interracial Romance Author (901) 322-6191 5100 Poplar Avenue Suite 2700 Memphis, TN 38117

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      November 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

  20. gloria haywood

    latrivia s. nelson, hi i have been waiting on this book for
    a while it seems. i really enjoy all your books. i read them over
    sevral times. excuse my typing. are u goin to wrte anything
    exclusly on the cousin.

    January 11, 2013 at 12:32 am

  21. Cinquetta

    thank you Latrivia!!! I so sorry here about your troubles but I also here you are strong and doing well. I hope it not much longer. Happy Holidays and sending you love and good wishing.

    January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

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