Fanny Thornton Reed, proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, will do anything to keep her family together. Her four children, all grown now, mean everything to her...as does Babylon, the most dazzling casino in Las Vegas - and the Thorntons' crowning achievement. But now, with her own children dispersed to far-flung corners of the globe, Fanny chooses Jeff, the illegitimate son of her deceased husband, Ash, to run Babylon. It is a decision she will live to regret. An unscrupulous schemer who will stop at nothing to achieve his ruthless ends, Jeff has devised a plan that turns Fanny's four children against each other. As the siblings vie for their rightful heritage, deceit, distrust, and thwarted dreams of power threaten to divide the Thorntons once and for all.