Her mother institutionalized for mental illness and her father long gone, Maureen bounced from one foster home to another as a child. Now a tough, street-smart and resourceful young woman, Maureen moves to Chicago to start a new life. She finds a home at the Playboy Club, and the Bunnies become the family she has always dreamed of having. But then, a horrific accident leaves Maureen with blood on her hands and the head of the mob dead at her feet. She wants to call the cops, but she gets better advice from none other than Nick Dalton, the former fixer for the mob and now a candidate for State's Attorney. They bury the body and must work together to keep the mob off their trail. But, having been on her own for so long, it's hard for Maureen to trust anyone, much less a mysterious man like Nick Dalton.