Maggie Mahoney is a partner at a top Wall Street law firm.
She's an advocate for women's rights and after her husband was killed, there was a void at the law office and the senior partner asked her to look into the Gender Equity Committee.
This partner, is interested in politics and wants to whitewash any appearance of inequality in his firm. What makes his suggestion to Maggie, suspect, is that the committee is to be chaired by a man who is a known womanizer.
As Maggie spends more time with this committee, she learns horrendous things that are going on at her office. The women are being treated in a manner in which it would be unbelievable in most corporations today - where sexual harassment rules are posted on office walls.
When Maggie brings some of her points to the senior partner she can tell he isn't behind any changes and doesn't want anything to get into the news papers, then he makes a mistake in his actions toward Maggie.
The writing is well done without additional flourishes and the plot moves along nicely. Maggie's actions toward the senior partner toward the culmination of the story is something that the reader will be satisfied about. I enjoyed the novel but didn't feel convinced about the plausibility of the plot or some of the actions described.