This tale of deception, adultery, jealousy and love lost takes place in the metropolitan areas of Chicago. Toni Green, a photographer, must carry the financial burden while her husband, Del, finishes nursing school. The couple is on the brink of divorce when Del suggests that a getaway could salvage their marriage. Instead, while vacationing, he must make a quick decision that could change his life forever. He could end all his financial troubles for one night of infidelity. In an attempt to save his marriage and prove to his wife that he is financially sound, Del bruises his monogamous status. The story shifts when Toni discovers her husband's betrayal. Greed quickly clouds her reasoning, and she vows that nothing will stand in her way of getting even. As the story unravels, many twists and turns arise when Toni's fury is set free. We learn that a well-known figure in the Broadcast Industry is involved in a way that no one could have imagined. As the plot turns, homosexuality and HIV plays an important role in Toni's decisions. Just when it appears as though everyone has moved on, innocent people are unknowingly brought into the maze surrounding Toni's corrupt web. Extortion is a suspenseful story that sheds light on the tragic elements of betrayal that will have you guessing until the end. The scenes quickly unfold to tell an intricately woven story that is as much about love as it is about hatred. You will see how one decision can change a person's path. A path once seemed paved with honesty and certainty is now destroyed.