Timothy Becket answers ‘calls,’ searching for a new life after five years of imprisonment for his role in a robbery that led to a store owner’s death. Tim is mixed-race, serious-looking, and physically impressive. He’s young and strives toward social maturity. While prison life hardened him, he learned from that experience as well as from the people he meets along the way.
Colorful characters become a part of his life: a pot smoking intellectual, a transgender trusted friend, a contemptible garden center employee, a vacuous but alluring young woman, a gruff narcotics detective, an ambitious Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and others. Bad guys abound as Tim tangles with malicious inmates, ruthless drug ring leaders and out-of-control white supremacists.
Tim ping-pongs between northern Virginia, south Los Angeles, northern Pennsylvania then back to LA. Though he adopts part-time menial jobs to support his simple lifestyle, ranger tactical training and capoeira conditioning prepare him well as he gradually transforms into an effective security agent and bodyguard.
Throughout his quest, Tim witnesses acts of virtue and, in turn, tries to model them. Continually reflecting on earlier experiences, he faces the dark complexities of life. Armed with resolve and determination, physical strength and skill, he deals with ‘the bad things that happen’ while becoming an important part in other persons’ lives.