When a young mother loses her new husband to a strange, mental illness and is reduced to raising their infant son alone, the effort to find work for food and shelter continually fails. That is when she discovers a ladder up, from alleged mobster boss, Frank Calacurcio in a Seattle Strip club where she dances for decades before marrying again to the Seattle police officer she meets at a local Deja Vu. Further conflict then emerges from his low profile abuse that leads to an enlightening college course, only to precede this cop's pre-meditated, dramatic suicide threat. Then just when the going gets almost too rough to bear, lurking in the shadows at work awaits a new, regular customer, perhaps one questionable identity of a long, forgotten family member in disguise, among also one famous celebrity surprise! Escaping adversity from the close trails of the Green River murderer to the trauma of her dancer friend, brutally shot and killed in the club 'Sugars,' she soon learns that a customer whom she befriends for many years turns out to be the 'best friend,' of the Spokane serial murderer--Robert Yates. Finally after thirty years of dancing in a perilous world, the rug will be pulled out from under her once again when the F.B.I. intervenes with a five-year long investigation of her boss Frank Calacurcio, that ultimately halts a facade of wealth and livelihood in her illustrative story of trials, mystery, lessons and triumph.