Young, smart and upwardly mobile, Ned and Lizzie Allen are relieved to have left behind their small-town roots and finally arrived in sophisticated Manhattan. But when an apparent career break shows its true colours, Ned is faced with a serious ethical dilemma as well as the small matter of whether to lie to Lizzie - and he finds himself on the brink of losing everything. It looks like another case of the Death of a Salesman, but Ned gets lucky, thrown a lifeline by a high-flying real-estate tycoon.
The only problems? His wife is threatening to leave him and his new job description includes fraud, embezzlement and murder.