Pressure is the new normal for Teddy Sinatra. As the oldest son and heir-apparent to take over the Sinatra Crime Family, the underworld, his men, and his siblings all expect perfection from him. His father, the king of mob bosses Mick Sinatra, is very much still in the game and expects his son to be worthy to someday take his place. But when a misunderstanding goes horribly wrong, and Teddy is blamed for the carnage, mob families take sides against the Sinatras. Teddy and Mick must join forces in a survival of the fittest unlike any the underworld has ever seen. But it is a risky move that will either forever cement the Sinatra family as top dog- and Teddy as its’ future head, or forever destroy all his father worked to achieve. At the same time the pressure is mounting on Teddy, African-American barmaid Nikki Tarver is in a pressure cooker of her own and is in a fight for her survival too. She only spent time with Teddy once when he was in LA on business, but when her life turns upside down with detectives on her trail, she has no recourse but to call on him. And although Nikki runs to Teddy for help, it is Nikki, with her toughness, and with her tender love and care, who ends up helping Teddy. In the first installment of the Teddy Sinatra interracial romantic suspense thriller series, Teddy and Nikki, with a needed assist from Mick Sinatra, find out just what is required of them to climb that ladder to the big-time, and to stay there.