When two young Winslow cousins arrive in New York, they both seek to make their way to success. Peter Winslow throws himself into the world of car racing. But he is torn between his attraction to Jolie Devorak and the allure of Avis Warwick, a beautiful high-society woman.
Phil Winslow has come from Montana to pursue his dream at the art institute. He soon meets a young invalid woman who shares his gift of art but lives as a recluse. Phil determines to help free Cara from her father's obsessive control, but he discovers firsthand what a formidable foe Oliver Lanier can be.
An unexpected turn of events confronts the cousins with a difficult choice. Wealth, power, jealousy, and anger will surely defeat them unless they learn the secret of genuine love.