After being terminated from a law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Claire Johnson sets her sights on Chicago. Most believe that Claire is simply looking to start a new and better life for herself-but revenge is the real motivation for choosing the windy city. In her high school years, she carried a torch for Shawn McCauley, now the manager of the prestigious law firm, Draker and Dean. Now is the time for their reacquaintance-and now is the time for payback. Shawn McCauley has long forgotten most of his young-adult memories and hires Claire as his assistant in the advertising department. This begins the tumultuous journey of both Shawn's-and the firm's-downward spiral. Shortly after her tenure begins, Claire realizes somebody is aware of her devious activities, but that doesn't deter her for an instant. She will stop at nothing to ensure that Shawn and his empire come crashing down-hard. With an insidious mind, she concocts various schemes to keep herself a few steps ahead of her fellow employees and the law. Her schemes are riddled with lies, littered with death, and heated-up with cheap, sultry sex. The world is her stage and the firm's employees are her puppets. In the end, which puppets will remain?