It begins with the buzz: "Vic's getting out." Vic is the boss of bosses, capo di tutti, but he's been out of commission--locked up in a mental institution. His chief enforcer, "Brass Balls" Ben London, has been keeping an eye on the operation in his absence. He's a motor-mouthed overdose of testosterone about to implode. Vic's right-hand man, super-cool Mickey Holliday, has been keeping more than his eye on the boss' girlfriend, the sublime Grace Everly, all the while two-timing her sister, the fiery Rita. Vic's been away. Now he needs to get the balance back, clean up the outfit, eliminate his rivals... and he must reclaim Grace. Welcome to Vic's world, where there's always time for another round of ammunition (cocktails or cartridges), where life is in limbo--a smoky nightlife spent in hotspots like The Rough House, La Difference and the DNA Club. And everybody is trigger happy.