According to Rosemary Luce, 1968 Mahoningtown, Pennsylvania, was as true as the movie's exaggerations--a flash of technicolored bliss. But under the falling soot of train engines and steel mill stacks her vibrant Italian-American community is riddled with morbid secrets. Eleven-year-old Rosie's curiosity in a mysterious group of men precipitates her discovery of the Italian Mafia. When she gets caught in the Mafia's path she learns that her honorable and honest family has incestuous Mafia ties. And, the golden age of the mob is coming to a self-detonating end. Her struggle to rescue her family from its generational curse begins to blur her own distinctions between corruption and justice, good and evil, sin and saving. In her journey, she discovers the power of friendship, the consequences of evil, and the hard decisions that come with unconditional love.