Devon does not realize that no one is "destined" to repeat the failings of his ancestors, that these things do not have to be generational. When best friend Shawn is shot after a violent gang attack on some local athletes, Devon comes clean to his mom, and she takes action in the form of bolting from their home town. The two seek refuge with Devon's uncle, in a sleepy town in Oklahoma named Shannon Springs.
Devon learns a valuable lesson in Chippin Cleats, my novel about guilt and redemption. None of us is as alone in the world as we might think - and sometimes running away (from evil) is the best course of action.