Raymond and Gabriel have survived their youth on the gang-infested inner-city streets through the strength of their friendship. Then one day their destinies are forever altered by a tragic event and a wrong choice – one boy is given a second chance and the other is given a prison sentence. They grow to adults as end products of their experiences – Raymond, sent to prison, grows into a hardened criminal while Gabriel, given a second chance by a loving family, becomes a war hero.
Raymond grows to an adult embittered and angry, forcibly immersed in a violent universe, scarred by brutality and hardened by his experiences. His only salvation in prison is joining a deadly gang, with their own brand of twisted honor, which becomes the only family he knows. Gabriel is also scarred and embittered, but his wounds come from witnessing the horrors of war, from Bosnia to Iraq, and manâ€™s inhumanity to man. But with values and honor instilled him by a loving family, he has not turned to a life of anger and hate – yet.
Now both freed from their obligations they are back in the neighborhood where they grew up and they are again faced with which path they will follow; only the decision this time will be guided by a lifeâ€™s worth of experience.
This decision is clear when Gabriel returns home and finds that there is another war going on; a war for control of the streets, for power over the ordinary people, and for the future of the young; a war conducted by the man who was once like his brother, Raymond. Bound by his conscience and the honor instilled in him by military service, and with the help of the man, who gave him his second chance so long ago, the solider is forced to fight again – only now his enemy is the man who was once his best friend.