Three lives intertwine in the differing societies in Detroit 1929. Romance, organized crime, a kidnapping and ... a murder ensue.
One misstep finds Ruth Squire in a dire circumstance, forced into an unwanted situation. Peter Kirby has his life going in the direction he worked so hard to achieve, but is tossed into a liason not of his choosing. The sins of a once headstrong woman come back to haunt her and threaten to dismantle the plan she devised for her daughter. A battle follows that will test the very moral core of the players in this game set in motion. Will young Ruth escape the fate chosen for her? Will Peter find room in his heart for someone new? Will Ruth's mother pay the ultimate price? And what of the sinister banker, Eric Horton? What role does he play in this game of love?
She lifted her trembling hand to his out-stretched palm. Her throat constricted, and she could not look directly at him. Instead, she focused on his gray pinstripe slacks and moved up inch by inch until she reached his handsome face. An explosion echoed in her head as his eyes penetrated her soul. He stood over six feet tall, solidly built, and she felt small in his presence. Her hand fit in his warm grasp like a comfortable glove.