William Best, a well-heeled Connecticut lawyer, leaves the family firm to work with the Manhattan DA's office. His first friend there is Hamlin Day, whose rise to the top from the ghetto has been as much a struggle as Best's has been a piece of cake. The disparate partners go out on a double date and that is where Best meets the sophisticated, sexy Meadow Adare. He is immediately attracted to her and this attraction doesn't wane when he learns she is a call girl. He likes her so much that he takes her home to meet his parents. Though Meadow is well-educated and classy, she has a drug problem and it is she who introduces Best to snorting heroin. The rest of this drama chronicles his subsequent slide to ruination.