Eighteen million dollars has been embezzled from Continental Industrial. Unbeknownst to Nicholas Powlowski, the Cost Accounting Manager, he is the prime suspect. The Company hopes that an undisclosed review of its records, and a watchful eye on Nick, will provide evidence leading to his conviction, as well as discovery of co-conspirators and recovery of the stolen money.
After 20 sheltered years caring for his widowed, immigrant mother, in Manhattans Hells Kitchen, 42-year old Nicks experiences have not prepared him for what hell encounter as he embarks on an attempt to make up for lost time and reclaim his life. Humorously grumpy Nick finds a confidant in Lanette Carlson, an earthy, vivacious young girl who left Kansas for the lure of the fashion world, and works as a stripper. Lanette has a strong will to succeed, but she often succumbs to the manipulation of her domineering family.
When Nick discovers a secret family fortune, he begins living an extravagant life that includes sexual escapades with a variety of women, which increases suspicion of him as the mastermind behind the embezzlement. During this period, Nick begins to overcome his lack of social skills to live the life hes regretted missing; but his new uninhibited life isnt bringing him happiness.
As the FBI closes in to make an arrest, Nick is desperate to find out who is framing him, and why. He enlists the help of a powerful underworld figure with the connections to obtain inside information. But will the price of what Nick is about to discover be too costly, and in more ways than one?
Return to Go is a psychological portrait, colored with lust, exploitation, and enigmatic friendships; and painted with broad strokes of humor over a canvass of corruption and deceit.