Rahsaan Stink Jones was given a second chance at life when he moved from his slum ridden North Carolina neighborhood to Newport News Virginia to live with his grandparents. It didn t take long for him to see that all ghettos across America were just the same. After being introduced to a crack epidemic sweeping through the country, he met Cross, A crazed New Yorker who would stop at nothing for his thirst for life s finer things. Cross embedded his sadistic way of doing things into Stink s life. However, after meeting the beautiful Bonni, Stink s focus on life began to change. Faced with the reality that his lifestyle would only lead to death or prison, Stink was ready to make a choice. With the atrocious acts of his partner looming over his head, Stink was sure that he too would be Crossed.