After the gruesome murder of his parents, a young boy plots to rule the streets of Detroit, but first he must contend with a corrupt mayor and a serial killer targeting drug dealers.
At age eight, an assault team storms Walker “Ruffneck” Story’s rural Pennsylvania family compound, killing both of his parents. With the butler’s help, Ruffneck escapes. He is then smuggled out of state and relocated to Detroit.
Under the watchful eye of a mysterious lady, Granny Sinclair, Ruffneck reemerges eleven years later, hungry for power and revenge. He assembles a cutthroat street team, and together, they challenge the elitists in the dope game for control. Betrayal puts him behind bars to do a two-year stretch—during the time when a serial killer starts preying on young drug dealers. While locked away, Granny Sinclair and Ruffneck’s cousin are murdered. He returns to the street with a brand-new plan: to find and annihilate those responsible. His investigation not only uncovers the killers of his granny and cousin, but also sheds light on his parents’ murderers. All fingers point to one man—the mayor of Detroit.
Corruption, with enough explosive history behind it, places Ruffneck, the mayor, and the serial killer all on a collision course with the truth.