The DEA, FBI, and CIA have failed for years to bring down the Spara family, who control the world's largest drug cartel. A secret society of spies whose members are under the age of 25 will try to succeed where the government has failed.
At only 21 years old, James is the most skillful member of this society. His new target is the Spara family. Through their relationship with Russia, the Sparas are the largest distributor of heroin in the world. While beginning his investigation in Russia, James inadvertently saves the life of a former KBG officer who has a connection to the Tan family. This connection leads James farther into the heart of the criminal cartel. However, the Tans have a dark secret of their own, which could jeopardize James's perfect record and his tenure as a spy as he struggles to do what is right while protecting his family, friends, and the love of his life.
The Life We Lead: Ascending is the first in a series about the life of a talented young man trying to do what is right in bringing down the world's largest drug cartel from the shadows while attempting to have a sense of a normal life. Even as his life seems to be ascending to great heights, can he truly deal with the stress of it all?