Twist has a problem. His Newark, New Jersey neighborhood is under siege in a bloody turf war that has spun out of control, and he is caught in the middle. In a landscape filled with desperation, anger, and futility, there are only violent choices, and one of them is Twist’s: as one of the leaders of the Skulls, he is the architect of his gang’s decision to kidnap an organized crime mobster in a last-ditch attempt to end the war. But the plan doesn’t turn out as expected.
When the negotiations deteriorate and the violence escalates, the only recourse left is the execution of the hostage. As a volatile situation grows more explosive by the hour, the lines between right and wrong blur. And for Twist, the resolution comes with a price.
Still Black Remains captures the struggle to realize the American Dream against a violent backdrop when the only choices are to do whatever it takes–and through any means possible.
Kevin Michael’s interview with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.