Mike Clark spends his nights peering out at the chaos
bedroom window in one of Atlantic City's most notorious housing projects. When
encounter with the neighborhood kingpin, Safi, presents an opportunity to do
more than just
watch, Mike jumps on it. Safi takes Mike and his three friends—Qua, KC, and
wing and it isn't long before the boys are rolling in the money. Things only
get better for Mike
when he finds love in Safi's beautiful but sheltered younger sister, Bree.
Everything seems to go
just as Mike wants until a rival dealer launches a murderous attack that leaves
Mike, Bree, and Qua alone and running for their lives. They flee to Bree's
cousin in the Bronx and Mike discovers that there was much more to Safi's
taking an interest in him than he could have ever imagined. The news makes Mike
even more determined to seek revenge. The question is can he extract revenge
and get what's left of his family out of the drug game without getting arrested
or killed in the process.
Daruis, a.k.a. Rio, the only child of a singer turned alcoholic, feels he has nothing to hold on to except the idea of escaping the ghetto. Years ago, he took a gun charge for a friend and did some prison time. Unable to find a job when he gets out, Rio turns to hustling as a way out. In the meantime, Rio finds escape in the arms of his soulmate, Trinity.
When Trinity's mother died, her abusive father looks to her to play the role of house wife and bedmate. Trinity finds strength to endure in Rio's arms. Together they vow to do whatever it takes to make it out of the ghetto. But soon they find their backs against the wall when the streets come to claim their due.
It’s about to be an all-out war. While an ambitious rival has taken over Diamonds’s crew, Diamonds lies in wait in exile, carefully planning his next move to comeback and reclaim his position as king of the streets of New York for good. But when an unexpected enemy from the past one-ups Diamonds and beats him at his own game, Diamonds needs to dig deep into his bag of tricks—and make an unlikely alliance—in order to climb back to the top.
After opening her heart to Diamonds and then having him disappear, Pearl lives her days in a very dark place. But when her father’s empire is toppled and a gaping power vacuum needs to be filled, Pearl is drawn into the very life her father so desperately wanted to shield her from. Pearl needs to fight tooth and nail to become queen of her father’s kingdom, as Diamonds claws his way back to Pearl.