Deborah Farrell, the retired queen of the movies, moved into a new retirement community owned by Sir Basil Rathbourne. She planned to enjoy the "golden years" with the other members of the Greatest Generation. She hoped to escape the notoriety of her trial for the murder of her husband, Mark Chambers, that had been aborted by jury tampering seventeen years erlier..
She wanted to forget the past and join her new friends in bridge tournaments, golf putting contests, and reminisces about family members and old friends. She relished siding with them in their daily attacks on Sir Basil, the food, and the numbers of pills they mutually consumed daily. But the past was not to be ignored and soon it overwhelmed her.
Connie Boswell, a fellow resident and author of trashy tell-all books, published "The Goddess" about Farrell and her four husbands who all died unnaturally. Boswell's husband Arnold Myers was murdered and Farrell was indicted again for the murder of her husband. The District Attorney, Nigel Fairbanks, believed he had a solid case; Farrell owned the murder weapon, her fingerprints ere on it and now with DNA, the alibi she had in the previous trial was denied to her.