Under the stern tutelage of Madame Seraphim Savage, Susie is training to be a corsetiere. A keen student of fashion, Susie soon discovers that at the Rookery ¿ Madame¿s private establishment ¿ discipline, correction and other special services are always in vogue. Madame¿s clients, it seems, appreciate the stripe of a cane as much as they do the cut of a tight-fitting basque.
Intrigue abounds, as do jealous rivalries, but Susie¿s appetite for the pleasures of punishment seems boundless. And that¿s just as well, as Madame¿s cardinal rule ¿ that the customer always comes first ¿ is strictly enforced.