Nickolas J. Pappas, known by his associates as Niko, successfully appealed his pornography conviction. The authorities had yet to connect him with the murder of a fellow competitor. In a matter of hours, he would be released from prison on five-hundred thousand dollars bail. Niko, confined to a wheelchair, waited for his driver and bodyguard, Deon Gates, to transport him from the Atlanta Penitentiary to freedom.
Two years earlier, he was run off a cliff by a white Chevy Van while riding his Harley. Ironic in a way. In 1972, Niko’s recording studio produced “Chevy Van”, a song written and sung by Sammy John, a popular ‘70s rock n’ roll singer. While waiting for Deon, Niko relived that day, the attempt on his life. He would soon be free to seek his revenge.