Snatched up by Child Protective Services at the tender age of nine years old, SHEMAR was destined for a life of struggle and dysfunction.
But those that counted him out had no way of measuring the heart of a young savage who's been BRED BY THE SLUMS. As he ages, young, beastly Shemar is motivated by more than just the shine and money that comes from hustling and murder in the hood.
He's determined to rescue his younger sister, PURITY, from them hell she fell in to when they were separated by the system. With a cold heart and rescuing his sister from the dregs of foster care on his mind, Shemar forces his way into the slums of Cloverlane in Houston, Texas, where it is filled with low-life goons that refuse to fold or bow down to his gangsta.
What unfolds is perverse, epic and breathtaking, as author GHOST spins an insatiable story of loyalty, greed, love, incense and calculated murder.
With NIKKI laid up in the hospital fighting for her life, SHEMAR must find a way to navigate the slums of Cloverland, Houston with the streets calling for his death at every turn. Surviving the slums is nothing new to a savage that was bred by them, but will Shemar's well-honed hood instincts be enough to keep him a step ahead of the predators that are gunning for his head? Meanwhile, Shemar refuses to honor the structure that's been set in place.
With only one goal in mind, he has strong-armed his way into the drug game, forcefully making the slums bow down to his murderous reign. Will Shemar's thirst for power place him on a collision course with death, leaving him vulnerable to another man's gun? In spite of the heavy odds against him and the fact that he's being led by his heart instead of his gun, Shemar was BRED BY THE SLUMS, and Hell will freeze over before he folds in the face of enemy attack.
SHEMAR is born and BRED BY THE SLUMS of Cloverland, in Houston Texas.
From the start, he did whatever it took to break into the game, overcoming deadly challenges while surviving attacks from many enemies gained on his ascent to the top. After receiving the key to the streets from TAURUS, a powerful drug lord, Taurus becomes the target of vicious, young savages who are hell bent on dethroning the new street king. Not only must Shemar fight off the clique of murderous young boys, he must eliminate a gang of crazy Haitians who want his power and hood prestige. While embattled by a drug war, Shemar must also navigate the troublesome fight for his heart that is waged by SIMONE and PURITY.
Then, there is a new, unexpected development that emerges
The road to riches has never been paved with so much deadly suspense, intrigue and deception.
Will Shemar persevere? Or will his distractions ultimately cost him everything, including his life?