Despite growing up in a rough neighborhood, Nick Watkins Jr. succeeds in everything he tries. In his youth, his intelligence and athletic prowess provide him with popularity and respect, inspiring Nick to escape the gritty urban setting of his childhood. He joins the military, where he achieves great things. Now home from another tour, Nick's life is about to change in a way he never saw coming.
Reunited with two of his best friends, Nick begins to recognize that things have changed at the old neighborhood. His neighbors, once a close-knit-albeit impoverished-crowd, have developed into something Nick can't understand. It would seem that a secret group is getting rid of all the undesirables in the near vicinity. Nick, being the upright citizen he is, can't help but be drawn into this society of so-called do-gooders.
Even so, even do-gooders make mistakes now and then. Th e further Nick falls into involvement, the more he begins to question the righteousness of his actions. He sought normalcy upon his return from the service, but now there is nothing but danger and chaos. When Nick meets a young woman that might save him, he may be too close to the edge already; he might pull her down with him.