Thirty-something Wall Street executive Isabelle (Belle) has a sprawling Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a job as managing director at a preeminent investment bank. In reality, her work environment resembles a frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare logistics still fall in Belle’s already crowded lap.
She had always excelled at rising above the jaw-dropping Animal House culture of her New York investment firm, but when the bankers’ bra-snapping bravado becomes too much for the small group of female colleagues, they decide to take action and form a secret club to change things around the office. Meanwhile, banks trading mortgage-backed securities rush to keep up with one another snatching unheard-of profits, though nobody is sure what they’re actually buying or selling. Just when the markets threaten to annihilate world financial order, Belle’s won’t-admit-he’s-a-stay-at-home-dad husband drops everything to perfect his tantric yoga practice, and her hedge fund mogul of a former fiancée becomes her biggest client. As Belle’s world teeters precariously on the edge of personal and financial disaster, she has to reconsider her definition of success and choose the things she cares about most before it all crashes around her.