With the help of a friend, Janie Schweigart flees an abusive family, leaving central Pennsylvania for Philadelphia where she finds employment and advances her education. Things go well for a short time until Tom, the friend who helped her, is accused of crime he didn't commit, falsely identified and sentenced to prison for armed robbery. Janie drops out of college and works two jobs, trying to save eugh money to afford the legal fees demanded to to get Tom a new trial. Eventually, her need for money drives her to accept a position with Elegant Escorts. The job with Elegant brings her unwanted admirers and a murdered client entangled in a blackmail plot.