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John “The Butcher” Branson earned his nickname and his respect on the streets of
NYC serving as the Mafia’s most coveted hitman. However due to his Irish
The Butcher couldn’t kill his way into becoming one of the prized “Made
Man” However his employers appreciated his dedication to his craft enough to trust
him with nefarious activities.
His rise through the ranks caught the eyes of many, in particular FBI agent Gene
Ignero. Fueled with the desire to watch the money pile up before his eyes The
Butcher cleaved his way too deep and found himself face to face with Agent Ignero
and 12 counts of murder. Butcher’s clients through a network of corrupt politicians
were able to get him a reduced sentence of, 8 years in federal prison. Shamed by
the verdict and furious with heinous trial Agent Gene Ignero is making sure that
The Butcher isn’t the only one counting the days until his release.
Eduardo “Eddie” Jaramillo was born in Medellin Colombia and raised in Mexico
strives to follow in the giant footsteps of his father, Ricardo Jaramillo (the right hand
of Pablo Escobar and partner of Mexico's biggest Cartel boss, El Chapo). Driven by
the desire to surpass his father and make a name on his own Eddie savagely built a
reputation amongst the Cartel for cutting down anyone who dared cross him
regardless of their alleged rank. These ruthless killings and massive drug trades led
a trail of cocaine and blood right to his door. 
Following the trail and also driven by the desire to prove herself in a field of
complacent officers DEA Agent Ariana Pagliery set out and arrested Eddie for
smuggling 50 million dollars of cocaine, murder, and tax evasion. For this DEA agent
however, this case was personal. Eddie carelessly murdered Pagliery’s husband and
child in their own home but couldn't prove it. Enraged by the loss of her family Pagliery
showed Eddie exactly what police brutality means and how all the power in the world
won’t save you from a mother’s wrath. It was all text book from there, or so Pagliery
thought, Eddie easily beat all charges except tax evasion sending him to 8 years in USP
Allenwood Prison. Disappointed and let down Pagliery realized at that moment there
was only way to deal with someone that deep in the corrupted world of power that is
the Cartel. She only needed to wait 8 years. Wait and plot. 
As fate would have it the two criminal master minds would share a prison cell together.
Impressed by each other’s reputation, both for violence and cunning, the two
befriended each other and begin discussing their future steps. Seeing promise and
money in not only the drug trafficking in Miami, but in each other, the two join
forces and decide to take the city by storm. Released from prison right after John, Eddie
makes his way into Miami preparing his crew for the arrival of their New York
partner. Eddie covers his bases and gets “La Fantasma” (The Ghost) to approve of
John’s partnership. La Fantasma, a woman so powerful that seeing is equated to seeing
the face of death itself, reminds Eddie of where he gets his “power” from and how
dangerous the water he finds himself in is. Made known to him by an informant in the
prison FBI Agent Ignero is made aware of the two criminal’s new found comradery
and sees trouble in the near future. Upon John’s release Ignero makes plans to track
him down at a distance and bust John once and for all. It is here where he meets
agent Pagliery. She had a Washington D.C. Politician friend to team them up together
to bring these two titans of the underground out of commission for good. Given the
greenlight by La Fantasma, Eddie and John begin to make their moves in the city the
only way they can: taking out those unfortunate enough to have wronged La Fantasma.
Due to his fame in NY John has to find a way to keep the Mafia in the dark about his
plans as he knows they will find a way to control him. He decides to hit the mob as
hard as he knows how in it’s wallet.  John knows that Miami is home to the mob’s major
money launder in Florida, a man by the name of Jimmy “the Jew” Bernstein. While John
begins to target the demons in his past Eddie is left in control of the current tasks at
hand. Eddie begins making harsh and rash decisions altering the lives of many of his
crew members which now encompass those of John’s posse as well. Appalled by the
radical change in leadership tensions begin to rise amongst the gang sparking many
internal casualties and deaths. To make matters worse Eddie’s daughter starts to fall
for one of the small street drug dealer causing Eddie, who is already over protective,
to place a stronger vice on his men and those he works with. The tensions escalate as
John returns to find his regime splitting at the seams. John reminds Eddie of their
situation the pressure the outside world has placed on them from La Fantasma to Parole
officer, his wife's health and to a pair of overzealous agents steeped in anticipation to
see them behind bars or worse. Paralleling their prey the two agents begin to disagree
as tension grows higher. Each day that passes is another day of violent killings
reminding the two of their past and now current failures. Reliving the death of her
family Pagliery cracks and shows Ignero how far she is willing to go to make sure
these two are removed from the picture for good. The two begin to fall apart as Ignero
tries to show Pagliery that becoming a murderer is not the only way to beat one.
Obstacles come forth to both parties both externally and internally. The
agencies try to force their officers to stop embarrassing themselves and their
companies The Cartel enforcers start applying pressure and expect to see results, not a
group of chaos and discord. With both sides losing multiple battles and respect
neither can afford to lose the final war between four familiar faces with scores to
settle. Riddled with bullets, violence, power, and passion how far will someone go
to get what they want and how many bodies will be buried before they achieve it?

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