Cara Hawthorne has it all until she inexplicably awakens naked in a hotel room the morning after being honored with the Mother Teresa medal for her charitable work. When an envelope arrives containing despicable photos framing her with child sexual abuse, her charmed life begins to crumble as her reputation, marriage, and life are jeopardized.
Sophia, her sister with whom Cara vies for the affection of their father, Laurence Hawthorne, the nominee for the Ambassadorship of the United Nations, also has it all, but her reckless lifestyle frequently makes her tabloid fodder. A scandal erupts when Sophia enters into an unseemly marriage on the same night that Cara is being honored.
As Cara and private investigator, Jake Gold, battle to prove Cara's innocence, they uncover shocking revelations about the city she serves and the people she loves, proving that appearances are often not what they seem.