Martin Garrett, 32. Born and raised in the Alaskan wilderness. Sentenced to life in jail for a series of heinous murders. Escaped and is now on the run. Martin is 6'4", a mountain of rock hard muscles, and covered in tattoos. He has a large, dirty-blond beard, and deep green eyes.
"I'm rough, hardened. I'm used to solitary. Being alone doesn't scare me. I have taught myself to never feel, to never show weakness. I'll rather die than go back inside. Stumbling over Mia was... unfortunate. For her."
Mia Cassidy, 24. From Tuscon, Arizona. Freelance photographer. Lives alone in a little cabin in the deep woods outside Florence, Colorado. Mia is 5'3", has pink hair, deep brown eyes, a septum ring, and another piercing she is not telling you about.
"I left everyone behind after the accident. If I don't think, don't feel, I can hold it inside and not implode. Letting Martin in ripped my cocoon apart."
Nathan Russo, 33. Grew up in Chicago and had an unorthodox childhood, to say the least. Now he lives where he lays his hat and has homes in Mexico, New York, and San Francisco. Nathan is the second oldest son of Bianca and Jackie Russo, as well as the nephew of the biggest crime lord on the west coast, Luciano Salvatore. He has black hair, vibrant blue eyes, and is 6'2" tall.
"There's a void in me, a stain that keeps growing. I thought I was beyond salvation, and then I met Sydney. To her I'm nothing but a monster, but she is my only chance at happiness."
Sydney Lewis, 26. Born and bred Floridian. Works front desk at a luxurious Miami hotel. Sydney is a 5'5" toned, auburn-haired beauty, A blessed vacation takes her to visit her mother in New York and then all the way to the Dominican Republic.
"The way too attractive man at the bar has some nerve, coming on to me like that! He sets off a fire in me I can't control, so I do the only sane thing: I flee. The next morning I end up beside him at the plane. Is it the best, or the worst thing that could have happened?"
Eric Reed, 35. Picked off the streets of San Francisco in his teens by mob boss Salvatore to help build his imperium, and has been his loyal right-hand man ever since. Eric has blond hair, is 6'2", has light green eyes, is well built, and often seen in a three-piece suit. He's got charm and a devil-may-care attitude to life.
"Anna got in the way. It's as simple as that. The unluckiest girl in the world. Then things turned out not to be that simple after all. What the fuck do I do when every fiber of my being tells me she belongs with me? What does that even mean? 'Belong'?"
Anna Raymond, 26. Raised in an affluent LA suburb by her single father. Law graduate who back-pedaled on her career when a brutal assault turned her life into nothing more than a fight to draw the next breath. Anna has long brown hair, is 5'7", petite, has brown eyes, never wears make-up, is often seen in hippie-style long flowery skirts.
"The charming stranger at the café turned out to be... not so charming. And then he became my rock, my only source of warmth and hope. But my heart is shattered, and we're not meant to be."
Lucas Payne, 20. Grew up in San Francisco with a mentally unstable mother and a small-time crook and alcoholic father. He was sent to his relatives, living farm-life in Iowa, until he was 18, when he fled back to the city. Not wanting to be a loser like his father, he sought out the biggest baddest evil there were - Luciano Salvatore and his vast organization. Lucas is 6'2", blond, has deep blue eyes, and an innocence to his features that doesn't quite match his profession.
"I had only one wish - to work my way up. I wanted the expensive cars, the suits, the girls, and the respect. Until I met Carmen. Bruised, used, assaulted, she awoke a softness in me I didn't know I had. After her, nothing else mattered."
Carmen Moreno, 18. A Colombian beauty who left her little village with her uncle when she was 15 and worked at a farm for a year until her uncle died and she was kicked out. She lived on the streets of San Francisco as a prostitute for two years until she was picked up by Matron who runs a brothel owned by mob boss Luciano Salvatore. He is known to use the girls, and know for his cruelty. Carmen is 5'3", has a curvy body, long curly black hair, and dark brown eyes.
"I don't know why I didn't break. I wished for it. I think the beatings would have stopped if I had been reduced to a blabbering mess. Maybe the thought of Lucas gave me strength? Maybe the hope for something better kept me sane?"
Christian Russo, 37. Oldest of the Russo brothers, Christian had a rough childhood, left to fend for himself and his siblings as their parents fought to build an empire in organized crime. When his father was murdered, he was pushed into violence and hate, never knowing tenderness, or compassion. Christian is 6'3", muscular, with jaw-long dark, unkempt hair, and dark brown eyes. He has a large tattoo of a dragon on one shoulder, and a cross on his forearm.
"She knew too much. Kerry was nothing but a job, but she left a mark on my soul that I could never erase, and when I lost her, I lost everything."
Kerry Jackson, 26. Born in San Francisco, raised by doting parents, and very close to her father. Works at a center for autistic children and happens to stumble upon a mob secret she shouldn't have mentioned to anyone. Kerry is 5'4", has long wavy red hair, and huge dark green eyes that sometimes appear hazel. Theres a tattoo of a rose on the side of her belly.
"Christian took my innocence, stole my trust, and turned my world into a nightmare. He had an impact on my life that tore me to pieces, and still I regret nothing. He'll stay with me forever."