Born and raised on the Southside streets of Chicago, better known as ?Sickside? Nikky Green struggles to find himself in a world that denies him the opportunities that he yearns for. Struggling to discover his purpose in life, he participates in a crime that he deeply regrets, forcing him to leave for New York with intentions to never return. With no money or support; Nicky is destined to make a name for himself, even if it kills him. He gets that chance when he meets Charlie Black, an underworld businessman who takes Nikky under his wing only to exploit his vulnerability. Now ten years and countless murders later, Nikky's life takes a turn when he finds out that his loyalty towards Charlie is in jeopardy after discovering that he is only a pawn on his chess board. Taking Losses is a slick, fast paced and cleverly detailed novel that introduces you not only to a man who defied the odds, but his wife and child that suffers from his absence. This chain reaction of events sheds light from multiple perspectives regarding love, loyalty, annihilation and spiritual warfare.