In 1948, anarcho-communist and former investigative journalist, Elita Craft, has been ousted from the mainstream San Francisco Press for her politics. Once arrived in a new city, she joins radical activists in a fight against a trio of megalomaniacal industrial moguls bent on destroying a Black neighborhood. She also moves into a neighborhood where three local boys have made good enough in their respective illicit rackets to justify a reunification in the form of a posh nightclub. As Elita builds new, unexpected relationships and rekindles old ones, all of the players involved will have to pick a side, whether they like it or not. The cast of characters, aside from Elita, are all played by classic noir actors.