It is 1980 and David Hearst is a white-collar thief who lives a double life as a bank president, only embezzles from the wealthy, and thoroughly revels in every personal financial victory. Intertwined with his professional life is Carol Wilmore, a San Diego district attorney with lucrative offshore accounts and a deep-seated need to erect barriers for all who cross her.
Susan Baker is a beautiful attorney struggling with her marriage to Carl, a pitcher for the San Diego Padres who is a master of secrets—especially about his homosexuality. As she contemplates a new beginning, Carl must attempt to reconcile his former relationship with Alan Rogers, director of a gay men’s counseling center and trusted keeper of confidences. Meanwhile, Eileen Emerson is a rising star psychic who relies on her trusted friends, Cori Styles and John Putnam, to help navigate her through all that comes with her gift—good and bad. Now as each face both tragedies and triumphs, fate catches up to David as he realizes that no one can save him but himself.
In this provocative tale set during the 1980s, several individuals shrouded in mystery become ensnared in a web of money and power that leaves hope as elusive as ever.