Benjamin Porter is on the company's fast track, and not all the power brokers are pleased. Surrounded by men vying for power and control in one way or another, Benjamin learns the art of politics. His district manager, regional manager, store manager, and even his father, all make demands particular to their needs. As a new assistant manager, Ben stumbles upon an embezzling scheme and positions himself for a takeover. But whom can he trust with this new information? If he misplays his hand, then he’ll only succeed it getting himself fired. Ben turns to his friend, Matthew Cohen, the manager who hired and mentored him, as an ally. But did he pick the right “emperor” to align with? As tension builds and battle lines are drawn, Benjamin prepares to make his move only to discover the intrigues of this corporate world are complex and strangely intoxicating. He becomes seduced by the fashion world, the woman, the money, and his newfound power.