In the 1970s, Canadas cities are rife with political turmoil. Journalist Tony Muldoon capitalizes on the copious scandals and underhanded election games in his column, Dancing around the Hill, featured in the Ottawa Tribune. His career is on the fast track, complete with a promotion and bigger paycheck, but living the high life isnt as great as he hoped.
His marriage is a faade of jealousy and anger, and soon, all the scandalous dirt hes been digging up might bury him. Its true: Ottawa is a place of power, but some politicians and senior bureaucrats that walk her fine streets are anything but pure of heart. These men and women are hungry for control, and they will do anything to keep ahead in the polls. Cheating, scandal, and secrets: nothing is off the table.
The sometimes-tragic impact of these politicians and senior bureaucrats desires for recognition and promotion results in the sacrifice of friendships, principles, and even violent death. Loved ones are betrayed with no consideration of cost, and sexual liaisons lead to broken homes. Even organized crime has a thumb in the pie, but no matter the consequences, Tony and people like him will not stop in their upward climb for greatness, even if the ladder is about to break.