In an age of political turmoil between world powers, wealthy gangs seize control of the Sierra Leone port city of Kismal. Its harbor quickly becomes a hub for international black market trade and business. Los Zetos, the Yakuza, and the Solntsevskaya Bratva allow parts of the city to be divvied up among smaller criminal groups who move into the area.
Damian Reed was swept to Kismal along with most of the Fourth Street gang. When tides turn and Fourth Street is obliterated, Damian is forced to the fringes, pushed beyond the bounds of human decency just to survive. Now he must rebuild his broken life in a city that loathes an upstart.
Note: The Darker Side of Paradise contains pervasive graphic violence and harsh language; also, some graphic sexual content.