Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the charismatic Duke Kincaid. Born into comfort and privilege, Sallie remembers little about her mother who died in a violent argument with the Duke. By the time she is eight years old, the Duke has remarried and had a son, Eddie. While Sallie is sharp-witted and resourceful, Eddie is timid and cerebral. When Sallie tries to teach Eddie to be more like their father, her daredevil coaching leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out. Nine years later, she's determined to reclaim her place in the family. Sallie confronts the secrets and scandals that hide in the shadows and comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.