Miami Beach, 1959. As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castros rebels. Its a turbulent time in Miami, but its THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, hes thestar of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben The Butcher Diamond. Ikes wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think hes an honorable man, but he cant break his pact with the devil. His life is a faade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, its diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miamis seedier residents and the law drifttogether to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ikes world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.