New York City, 1978. The twenty blocks of pawnshops, porn palaces, and dive bars between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River owned by the Irish mafia and known as Hells Kitchen was never the easiest place to live. Or the safest. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby, and Claire things are about to take a radical, dramatic turn. When their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI the women take business into their own hands, running the rackets and taking out the competition...literally. Now they own the neighbourhood.