Prohibition, a Jewish bootlegger and his naive young bride, a handsome bookkeeper and a ruthless hit man all come to life in this award-winning tale of romance and suspense.
Kate Brady, the daughter of a runaway father and alcoholic mother, is swept of her feet by Jewish bootlegger Ben Gold. Ben had told Kate he was in the insurance business, but she soon found she was living in a house of lies. In desperation she turns to Ben’s handsome accountant Bobby Keane and begins a steamy and dangerous love affair with him. Set against the drama of Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, Kate’s life and death struggle to escape from Ben and his hit man Sam Ginzberg races toward a stunning conclusion.