內容簡介 "The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hammered" - UnknownBarbed wire gates open unexpectedly, and a bewildered young man emerges. Since his teenage years, Bookie had looked forward to this moment. Now here, the twenty-two-year-old could finally put his past behind him, move forward and focus on the future...or so he thought.Ride along and experience first-hand as things take a sharp turn for the worse, as a dedicated, determined, and disciplined individual is made to deviate from course: a detour that would last the better part of a decade.Read on as one young man, playing the hand he was dealt, is compelled by necessity to bet it all. The whole world it would seem, for so long, considered him "a winner." In the end, he would lose even more than he could fathom. Loosely based on real-life events, within the pages of this book, unadulterated truths are revealed. Mass incarceration, and the residual effects therein, are put on trial. Chilling observations associated with the street life are explained in intricate detail. The pitfalls of the drug trade, senseless violence, and a perpetuated lifestyle all too familiar to the disenfranchised minorities of this generation, are analyzed, criticized, and heavily scrutinized.