The Ends Must Justify The Means In David Clevenger's STANDING GROUND
Ryder Lee's philosophy is simple: Run from Violence. Avoid conflict at all costs! Only if your back is against the wall and you have nowhere to go...then you stand your ground and fight! Living this philosophy has always been easy. Ryder leads a simple life running his late-father's Kung Fu school and taking care of his family. But when his daughter is diagnosed with cancer Ryder is unable to afford the lifesaving treatments that she needs. Out of options Ryder turns to Uncle Frankie, a loan shark with a powerful mafia family. Ryder is soon sucked into a world of Violence, corruption and greed. Using his lethal hand to hand combat skills to collect for the Mob, Ryder feels as if he is losing his family, his school and even his soul...and is left asking himself the question: Is it ok to do the wrong things even for the right reasons?