** Special Note ** This story will be unpublished 11/12/16 . It is undetermined at this time whether or not it will be republished at a later date. At eighteen, Carter Stephens witnessed his father's death, leaving him more unstable than ever as he takes his place as head of the Stephens' Organization. By the time he has turned twenty, his strict and no nonsense policy for dealing with those who cross him have members of the organization walking a tight line and his enemies looking for a way of their own to deal with the cold blooded young hot shot everyone calls Boss. The organization's voice of reason, Darrell Johnson has stood by Carter's side since childhood. As he takes his place beside him as second in command, he knows the battles his friend faces on a daily basis. However, as a job he and one of two trusted guards is sent on turns into a rescue mission, Darrell finds himself falling for a potential problem. Having lived her life in blissful ignorance of her family's legacy, Trisha Andrews didn't bargain on becoming a part of a cartel affair. All she ever wanted was to finish law school and become a reputable lawyer. But as unrecognized enemies hell bent on revenge infiltrate her social life, Trisha is left with two choices - join the cartel and play by Carter's rules or become another witness that is dealt with.