Award-winning gospel songwriter and novelist Evie Rhodes delivers a powerful story of a tough, troubled, young woman who's creating her own brand of justice . . . Eighteen-year-old Brandi Hutchinson may not have money or status, but she's definitely got potential-MBA potential. She's smart, funny, focused, and caring. But all that changes one night after a rap concert when the L.A.P.D. beats her best friend Q, leaving him paralyzed. That night, Brandi is filled with a vengeance that transforms her from a nice young girl with a bright future into Los Angeles's most wanted woman-and the militant, insatiable leader of one of the fiercest female gangs in history. Fueled by rage, frustration, and bitterness, Brandi is soon unrecognizable-even to Q, who is now helpless to stop the escalating violence wrought by the girl he loves like a sister. Brandi's intellect and guts are still there, but she's no longer willing to use her power for good. Now it's going to take one more tragedy, and a force greater than she can imagine, to stop the war Brandi is fighting-within and without.
This inspiring urban thriller from gospel songwriter Rhodes charts the meteoric rise of Brandi Hutchinson, a smart "fabulously beautiful" 18-year-old, who forms the Conquerors, a powerful female posse that seeks to rule South Central L.A. Recruits include street-savvy sistahs Tata Davis, "a fifth-generation projects girl," and Tangie Parker, whose bro, Fishbone, leads L.A.'s biggest male gang. Brandi's instant success is the bane of a rival female gang, whose leader kills a child whose jump-roping skill Brandi admired. As a gang war shifts into high gear, Brandi finds herself drawn to seductive Chase Ajani, an avid student of African studies. Rhodes (The Forgotten Spirit) tells it like it is for many teens in (and outside) the hood who struggle to deal with a violent society that all too often embraces money over faith.