An Eruption of Decadence
Tommy is in awe of the navy pilots during the great world war, but he is young and he must be content with holding down the home front. Near the end of the war, Tommy is almost 17. He is seduced by Grace, a lonely housewife.
After the war, Tommy joins the Navy as an Aviation Cadet, but he is involved in a serious plane crash that ends his dream of become a Naval Aviator. He returns home and falls into a life of coal mining, moonshining, money, murder and greed.
Tommy has a wife and child, but he can never forget his first love. Grace is ruthless and ambitions. She uses her beauty and charm to achieve great wealth and recognition. In the end she is left all alone with her money and her fame.