It’s hot, sultry. The air is filled with electricity. One spark could set off the gangs in the inner-city neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. The Sutton family moved here in order to take advantage of the police department’s incentive program for cops willing to live in dangerous neighborhoods they patrol in return for affordable home ownership. The family’s continuing struggle of remaining in the new neighborhood is highlighted by oldest daughter Cassie’s inter-racial romance with Charles. Everyone knows where the gangs are headed—into a downward spiral. Will they take the neighborhood with them or will the Sutton family’s strong bond maintain hope and stability in these uncertain times?