Jackson Thomas, a.k.a. Jacks, witnesses one of his friends being harassed by a neighborhood gangbanger.
Jackson Thomas, a.k.a. Jacks, witnesses one of his friends being harassed by a neighbourhood gangbanger. With an older brother already serving time for simply associating with the wrong people, Jacks knows the score. But what can one guy do? Jacks convinces his friends to form a crew that helps its members to stay out of trouble. Then Jacks’ new neighbour, Angelo Batterman, who goes by Gelo and has a never-there father.
Events heat up as Jacks and his friends find themselves involved in keeping Peanut, the smallest of the crew members, from a bullying gangbanger, saving an old lady from a mugging in an alley, recovering a stolen television, and finally banishing a project drug dealer. While Jacks Crew’ adventures seemingly resolve themselves in ordinary fashion, a providential element permeates the action whenever Gelo is around. In the end, when Gelo vanishes with his father as apparent rent skippers, Jacks concludes that Gelo is, in fact, his guardian angel. (108 pages)