15 year-old Elijah Lovelace and two members of his ‘Crew’ are involved in a fatal stabbing of another teenage boy. Stabbing is not unusual for the boys but their direct involvement in murder is a new experience which shakes the foundation of their friendship. Without CCTV footage, the police have no evidence to charge either of the boys whom they suspect are responsible for the killing. When questioned by police, Saul Harrison (“Foots”), Elijah’s best friend hints that Elijah is the murderer. Unprepared to break ‘Crew Code’ by snitching on one another, Elijah must find some other way from being charged for the crime. His mother convinces him to go to Guyana. There he faces real and imaginary predators, particularly the recurring images of a tiger, before he returns to London and the fight to save his life.