Vincent Scalabrese is the godfather of the New England underworld. Seven years before, he had come to the aid of a young Boston lawyer, Rebecca Walton, who was about to triumph in her very first murder defense trial. It would change his life. Rebecca was the daughter he had always wished for—extremely bright, hard-working, adventurous, imaginative. They formed an immediate relationship that soon became almost that of a father-daughter. Now, Vincent is once more called to protect Rebecca, who is defending a young college student accused of the murder of a club singer. While she easily clears him of the charges, Rebecca and Vincent find themselves in the middle of a massive conspiracy which threatens the very existence of America. Together, they begin to unravel a shocking tale of corruption that has infected both the government and the private offices of the ultra-wealthy in the high-tech and business worlds.