Fanny Thornton, the proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, will do anything for her family. Her four children, now grown, mean everything to her--as does Babylon, the most dazzling casino in Las Vegas, and the Thorntons' crowning achievement. But her children have dispersed across the globe, and so she chooses Jeff, the illegitimate son of her deceased husband, to run the casino. But Jeff has plans of his own, and soon devises a scheme to turn Fanny's children against her. As the siblings vie for their rightful heritage, deceit, distrust, and thwarted dreams threaten to divide the Thorntons once and for all.