Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. Please let me get away with it just this once. Tobey wants a better life — for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. One small decision can change everything.
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Callie Rose also fears that Jude, her uncle, is still alive since he is known for serving revenge cold. The press fails to mention Jude in connection to the bomb but notes the death of Robert Powers. As a Nought boy at an exclusive school, Tobey hopes to keep out of trouble, go to university, get a good job and leave behind the dangerous streets of his childhood.
Tobey wants no part of the world of gangs but makes an exception for once. Tobey finds out that the delivery was the little finger of one of the Dowds, a manager at the restaurant.
He keeps the secret from his girlfriend Callie Rose. They start kissing and touching each other. Callie Rose asks Tobey if he is ready. They make love. Callie Rose then leaves but promises to meet Tobey again. Her surgery is successful, but she ends up in coma. Sephy is furious at Tobey for not becoming more of a man and telling the police who shot Callie Rose.
Rebecca loves his company, as he treats her like a person, unlike other boys, who are interested only in her family and money. Tobey eventually goes out with her but is confused between her and Callie Rose. Callie Rose wakes from her coma and finds out that Robert Powers was a false identity of Jude, who thus was certainly killed by the bomb.
However, she learns that Tobey is dating Rebecca and that she had been in a coma for so long. Rebecca is shocked, but Tobey reassures her that he does not work for him any longer. When Rebecca leaves, McAuley appears and stabs her. He then orders Tobey to meet him at his warehouse. He goes to the warehouse and successfully executes his plan. Dan ends up on the run. Jasmine, in her will, gives both houses, including the beach, to Sephy.
Callie then points out that Jasmine and Jude died because of her. They eventually resume their relationship and admit their love. In the epilogue, it is revealed that both Callie and Tobey go to university to study law and that Tobey has set up and helps fund the Meadowview Shelter to help those with drug and alcohol addictions.
Crossfire[ edit ] The fifth book in the series, Crossfire, was published on 8 August The story ends on a cliffhanger, indicating an upcoming sixth instalment. Callie Rose attends law school and later works for prominent lawyer Solomon Camden, becoming one of the best barristers in the country. Tobey pursues a career in politics and is aided and bankrolled by Dan Jeavons, now a powerful gangster.
She becomes an alcohol and drug addict, and abuses Libby, who struggles with anxiety and begins self-harming. Troy and Libby become friends, but after a brief romance, their relationship sours and they become bitter rivals.
Nathan is killed in a hit-and-run, leaving Sephy and Troy devastated. Tobey is arrested for the crime and enlists Callie Rose to defend him, and they later have an ill-advised one-night stand, but she is repulsed to learn of his past affiliation with Nought Forever. When she threatens to drop him as a client, he blackmails her into continuing to defend him by threatening to reveal their affair to her employers. The other kidnappers murder a masked Misty when Libby deduces her identity, and they demand that Callie Rose drop Tobey as a client and that he plead guilty.
Despite this revelation and the danger to Libby and Troy, Callie Rose continues to defend Tobey, who pleads his innocence as the trial begins. In response the kidnappers decide to leave Libby and Troy to die, sealing them in their cellar prison.