Based on the diary of Sara Charity Karker. In 1874 three young women set off for Nebraska in search of fun, idealism and family ties. Over the next 12 years the harshness of the frontier, the lawlessness, work, illness and childbirth, wreak havoc in their lives.
The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.