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Sayon Hughes longs to escape the volatile Bristol neighborhood known as Ends and forge a better life with Shona, the girl he's loved since grade school. With few paths out, he is drawn into dealing drugs. Sayon is on the cusp of making a clean break when an altercation with a rival dealer turns deadly and an expected witness threatens blackmail, upending his plans. Sayon's loyalties are torn. If Shona learns the secret of his crime, he will lose her forever. But if he doesn't escape Ends now, he may never get another chance. Is it possible to break free of the bookies' tickets, burnt spoons, and crooked solutions, and still keep the love of his life?