A small-time thug with big dreams, Black sees crack cocaine as his way out of the Virginia housing projects where he grew up. Along with his cousin Lo, Black works side by side with hustlers and killers. It's not long before they're thrown into situations way beyond their control, and their family bonds are thoroughly tested.Angela grew up in a conservative upper-class neighborhood, so her experience with the streets is almost nonexistent. When she goes away to Hampton University, her beauty and sex appeal bring her plenty of attention, and she gets an education in things she never expected to experience.When Angela and Black cross paths, their lives are turned around once again. This is a love affair that should never happen, but sometimes things are just too good to resist.Author Edd McNair takes readers on a roller-coaster ride. The plot twists and turns, giving readers a look at the hood from the inside like they've never seen it before.