Framed for murder and sentenced to life, college basketball star Nasir Lassiter is hopeless, forsaking everyone--including his pregnant girlfriend Ayana. Five bitter years pass in jail, then suddenly his name is cleared and he's a free man. Yet his absense, he soon learns, has caused much suffering. His mother has turned to drugs, and Ayana--raising their four-year-old daughter Brandy--cannot escape Alonzo, a cruel, jealous businessman. And when Brandy is kidnapped, Nasir must risk everything to save her.