Vic and Charmaine have a very volatile relationship. The story opens with Char packing up and leaving the condo she shared with Vic, she is tired of the direction the relationship is going. Then you have Vic who comes home to an empty house with a dear john letter written on the mirror in lipstick. This wild relationship is told by both and in the end you will choose sides, but which one?
In book 2, an ex-girlfriend of Richard's goes missing, and he's coerced by his best friend Jane - a cop and the current partner of the missing woman - to find her. Along the way he discovers a secret life she's been leading and dark corners of society she's been probing. Richard's efforts lead to various attempts on his life, as he works on finding both the missing woman and his would-be killers.
Darius and the Vanilla Funk centers on the special relationship between fifth-grade teacher and student, and the strong bond they have formed. Darius Mitchell walks a bumpy road after leaving Mr. Cohen's class, hitting the streets as a gang member. It isn't until he is knocking on death's door, that Mr. C steps in to teach the final lessons.