A gritty sometimes horrific tale of a young man sucked into a world that doesn't fit with his deep, inner self. As you read this book, you will sometimes cringe at the violence so graphically described, but you will not be without hope for John. You will learn how it truly is for young men growing up in a tough, dog eat dog society and how important it is for the players not to become the victims. The only way to survive is to be the toughest. Feel the anger, the hate, the violence, but hang in there because John does see the light and grasps it with both hands. He will inspire you. There is change, and not only for JOhn, but for countless of others he influences. We cannot change our past, we can learn from it and shape our future, this is the journey John takes you on. Gripping, human, realistic, honest read.