Rio Duncan is one of the youngest children of the Duncan clan. With no solid position in the family business like his other siblings, he has been feeling out of place and decides to disappear. Rio leaves his Duncan identity behind and goes on a search for friends and family who can relate to him. His destination is Baltimore, and he is sure to find what he is looking for in the city with a community like no other. There, he also finds unexpected trouble. Corey Grant is making a name for himself in Baltimore with an inherited drug empire and a complicated relationship with his right-hand man. With plenty on his plate, Corey has almost no time for the romance he wants with Dre, and he feels like they are growing apart. That brings about a jealousy and insecurity that he doesn?t know how to control. Diana Black is Corey?s girlfriend-for-hire, and she has a taste for bad boys. She is loyal to Corey?s cause, but how long will that last? Rio?s personality and flair instantly gains him entrance into Corey?s circle. Rio says he?s looking for friends, but Corey is sure that other motives are on the table. When Rio has a change of heart about his newfound crew, he needs an escape plan. There is one problem- his family doesn?t know where he is. Did he inherit any of the ruthless traits he observed in his father and brothers? Can the most colorful Duncan son get out of Baltimore and back home safe and sound now that he?s on his own?
Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher?s Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain?t the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which is currently producing films based on several of his bestselling novels. He lives in Long Island, New York, with his family. His Web site is carlweber.net. Born and raised in Baltimore, MT Pope started his literary journey in 2008 and continues to inspire, transform, and entertain readers as well as himself. He is the third youngest of ten children. He loves to spend time with family or at home, watching a great movie. He is currently working hard to get his next literary project finished and out to the world.