This first edition of the action-packed urban series centers on a young Brooklyn hairstylist who finds herself in the wrong place at the right time.
Growing up in "Do or Die Bed Stuy" Brooklyn, Benita Renee Jenkins has everything going for her--a great job, loving family, loads of friends, and the hope of one day becoming a crime scene investigator. However, things change when she unknowingly crosses paths with Miguel Perkins, a hot secret agent working for a clandestine agency created to throw the book at the most untouchable of bad guys. He is hell-bent on recruiting Benita to infiltrate the life of an ex-gangbanger who has built his music empire on corruption. When Benita is set up for a crime she didn't commit, Perkins gives her a choice: go to jail or come work for him. She knows she must give up her old life to keep the ones she loves safe. With combat training and a full-fledged makeover, this former hairstylist turned secret agent plans to take down the bad guys one thug at a time.
Lorisa Bates has always had a zest for telling stories. As a young child, while children her age were playing with dolls, she was developing characters and writing short stories. As she got older, her passion for writing only grew. As an executive working in the film and television industry, she has served as an incubator for developing content and building relationships with producers, writers, directors, and actors.
Currently, Lorisa has developed more than 30+ projects, including films, series, and specials. Lorisa's main focus has been to create content that not only uplifts, but also inspires and entertains. Benita was developed to be just that, while serving as a role model for young women of color as they navigate through a world filled with trials and tribulations.
Paperback. 320 pages.