From one of the hottest voices in contemporary fiction, a novel about love and redemption. Lance is doing just fine for himself in New Orleans, except that he can't stop thinking about the one girl who broke his heart-and their engagement. When she found out about his bad-boy past-a past that included one of her best friends-she called the whole thing off. Now he's on a quest to win her back with a little help from his best friend Akhet, an ex-thug turned local rap star. But when Akhet suddenly has to face some unfinished business from his former life, Lance learns a dangerous lesson: Before you can start on the future, you have to put the past to rest.