Life is placid for Christmas Baker. She has her son and her career as a graphic artist. To warm her dreams she has the memory of her husband. She wants nothing more.But this night her sister has dragged her to a party, one which will change her life. This night she finds a magic ring. And this night she meets Victor Lucci, a handsome gangster, who tempts her to discard chastity as a way of life.But Victor’s view, that love is an illusion, coupled with his casual attitude toward sex, repels. Worse, he appears to be sleeping with the daughter of the local crime family leader—a thoroughly unpleasant woman—to gain favor in the mob. But Victor isn’t what he appears. And Chris knows that, because somehow, she seems to have become Victor Lucci.