Montreal in the 30's! A teeming, glamorous, vicious city with its cafes and cabarets and tinselly night-life, but with its racketeers and its killings too. Against the world-famous city is set the story of a young advertising executive, who came up the hard way; with one foot in the world of tenements and poverty and the other in fashionable Westmount, he came to realise that success has a price which is harder to pay than he had thought. For him the choice was typified by two women; seemingly far apart in their wants and desires, he came to realise that Kipling was right when he said that "the Colonel's Lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skin."
A Montrealer himself, the Author has recreated a way of like that has gone forever but the retelling of which brings to life once again the gaudy, wicked, wide-open city which was Montreal in the roaring days.