I always wanted to be rich. I know that probably sounds crass, but it's the truth. A true confession. Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he's tasted nothing but failure. Then, out of nowehere, bigtime luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Before you can say "overnight success," he's the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a hit series. Suddenly a player in Tinsel Town, he finds that he's reinventing himself at a great speed, especially when it comes to walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition.But David's upward mobility takes a decidedly starnge turn when a billionaire film buff named Philip Fleck barges into his life, proposing a very curious collaboration. David takes the bait and suddenly finds himself inadvertently entering into a Faustian pact and an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.