When Mikey's not racing cars, he's stealing them all over the city. But after he gets caught boosting a rare ride from a cop's house, the police force him to go undercover or go to jail. Mikey agrees to join a grand theft auto ring led by violent, impulsive Charlie, who'd beat Mikey to death if he knew he was an informant. Even worse, Mikey finds himself attracted to Charlie's girlfriend, Ava, and their passionate encounter sets up a bloody, powerful collision between rage and desperation.
On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna meets Isaiah, a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world, whether she is ready or not.
Time travel is illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a "looper," a hired gun, like Joe, is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self for assassination.