Lone surviving soldier, Marcus "Smoke" Clay, returns home after a botched secret military mission; the consequences having menacing global ramifications. Arriving back to the neighborhood he once knew, Smoke finds a charged environment of drugs and crime. Smoke seeks out his mentor, retired Vietnam veteran and community shelter manager Stubie Smith, now targeted by the Moore Brothers, proprietors of a nearby pub "The Laid-Back Lounge", for alleged criminal activity within the community.
Caught in-between the home conflict. Smoke can no longer stand on the sidelines; his intervention is needed which fuels a series of combustible confrontations between himself and the Moore Brothers. Beyond going against the decadent ills plaguing his neighborhood, Smoke eventually finds his exploits leading him back to the looming catastrophic circumstances that threatens the entire planet!
"EVEN THE SCORE" is the first in a trilogy that brings the reader into the gritty, violent and dangerous scenarios that becomes the templates for Marcus "Smoke" Clay"; he is an imperfect hero, of an imperfect world on the edge of destruction! Can he save it, and not lose himself within the process?