Darien Price, III, privileged son of a wealthy family and executive director of Philadelphia's prominent Educate America program, is in deep trouble. Certain "inconsistencies" have been found in his business accounts-and no one could be happier to hear the news than Laura J. Caldwell, a cinnamon-skinned rising star in the city's white, male world of finance and philanthropy. But for Laura, the issue is more than business. And it goes way back. Now, the goal that's driven her through the Ivy League to Wall Street and home again is finally within reach. Darien was a brother who made them all look bad, robbing from his own community. But beyond that, his family was to blame for a smear campaign that caused Laura's father's death twenty years ago. Laura can't get him back. But she can get revenge. She's got the brains, the skills, and the guts to do it. And this time she'll have the most powerful people in Philly on her side.