NOVELLA OF YOUTH - 15-year-old Hutch tells us his story about growing up with free-spirited, drug-addicted parents, to hustling on the streets of New York City, to befriending misfits in a Bowery flophouse where he’s forced to fight predators and face the brutalities that lurk in the darkest corners of a runaway’s world. Through his determination, and by fate, he’s given an opportunity to change his life, and the lives of others. Embracing his future, finding redemption in literature, he must say farewell to his haunting past.
MEXICAN HIT GIRL - The Mexican drug war has reached critical mass and the U.S. Government, under the direction of the National Clandestine Service, must take drastic measures.
Mason Church, a decorated U.S. soldier, returns home plagued by the emotional scars of war and the fragmented memories of his father. Loveless, broke, and jaded, he’s recruited by National Clandestine Service to assassinate Mexico’s biggest drug kingpin. 16-year-old Valentina Vargas witnesses the massacre of her family by the ruthless drug lord. Suddenly orphaned, she must make a decision to remain a peasant or retaliate against the sadistic murderers.
Mason must partner with Valentina, maneuvering through the dangerous labyrinth of menacing drug cartels and corrupt government officials. Brought together by accident, Mason and Valentina realize that their only hope of survival lies with each other.
Twelve U.S. soldiers, assigned to Mason's former Army unit, are left behind on a mission in Southern Afghanistan. The Pentagon has declined to explain the true assignment. What Mason learns in Afghanistan ensnares him seemingly in Washington's biggest conspiracy. In Paris, the international truth frantically unravels between Mason, his beautiful girlfriend, and a wayward Taliban leader.