Former gang member Y. Blak Moore grew up in Chicago's housing projects before becoming a poet and noted novelist. His gritty fiction captures the mean streets with an authenticity few writers can match. The Apostles run Chicago's streets. Now "Solemn Shawn," their legendary leader, wants out. But the head of The Governors has a score to settle. So before Shawn can make a better life for his pregnant girlfriend, he must fight one last war.