Crescent City Blues 2: Life & Love in the NOLA
“No one told me life would be this way. I swear nobody told me. Guess this is the game we chose to play; crazy how it’s always been the same! People dying every day. That ain’t nothing new when you from Downtown, downtown! Out here trine to make a way. I won’t let these niggas take me down, down, down!”- August Alsina
With so much hurt and pain in her life, Nyilah ‘Sneak’ Jacobs never thought she would ever find real love until she found it in the arms of Ison ‘Ice’ Marshall—New Orleans most feared street king. Just when Nyilah thinks she’s found the light at the end of the tunnel after she and Ice get together, all hell soon breaks loose when she’s fatally raped and beaten half to death at the hands of her foster father, Jaxson Polite. Seeing Nyilah in her demise and thinking that he might lose her, Ice is forced to realize that he’s falling in love with Nyilah although she’s younger, and he makes it his business to go on the search for the person who would dare harm his shorty. What happens when Ice realizes that he and Nyilah share a common hatred for the same person? Can Ice keep Nyilah protected from further harm in the NOLA streets? Will their blossoming love bloom into something amazing, or will it all be torn apart by the Crescent City?
Shaheem ‘Prince’ Marshall feels like his world is coming to an end all around him and fears that the NOLA streets will claim his life sooner than later—the way it has done to so many others that were close to him. Even with so much protection around him, he still feels that death is only one call away, waiting to snatch him away from the ones he loves. Is Prince just experiencing a bad case of paranoia for all the bad he’s done, or will his life be claimed next by the Crescent City?