Born to a couple of drug addicts who didn't want her, and raised on the street, Alex Winter was shuffled around more than a deck of cards until she finally bailed from the System and joined the local gang, Brace. A place where she finally felt needed and had people she could trust. But, good things never last. Betrayed and set up, Alex's life came crashing down as Brace was swarmed by cops. With most of her friends and associates now killed in the ensuing firefight or in prison along with her, things were pretty bleak. After a year in prison, Alex is finally out on parole, and ready to set her life straight; but with no one to turn to, nowhere to go, and not a penny in her pocket, can she really make something of herself?