Jack Moore, an erudite thug's story is all stories. It begins behind the veil of time at the feet of ancient Khem. While telling the untold story about the roots of cops, robbers, civilization and everything in between, Jack observes every nuance of life with ruthless understanding; his observations iconoclastic, but rooted in fact. The twin chronicle begins when the sister of Julio Reyes, Jack's childhood friend, is kidnapped and he gets tangled in a Mafioso set-up gone crazy. After finding love, Jack is desperate to hold on. ?A member of his crew is falsely arrested and murdered, so Jack and his crew go after the don responsible. ?As Jack eventually discovers his future, we find answers about our future--and our present--revealed by the once hidden truths of the past.