On September 11, 2001, Bennett Frank is assumed to be among the nearly 3,000 victims of the World Trade Center catastrophe. An argument with his wife and a missed train prevent his arrival at a sales meeting in the North Tower until after its collapse. This brush with death triggers a life-altering decision about his future: he can escape his shrewish wife of 41 years who?s sworn her father's lawyers will destroy him if he attempts divorce. Although he must also leave his beloved son, daughter-in-law, and twin grandchildren, Bennett accepts this sacrifice as the price of his freedom. Five and a half years later in Florida, a man calling himself Sidney Morton has become the successful owner of a dance hall for seniors, The Babylon Ballroom. With a beard and mustache to alter his appearance, he remains virile, good-looking, and sought by women. But he never dates anyone more than once---until shy, lovely Carla Spencer appears. Cautious after her recent divorce, she resists her attraction until Sidney persuades her to trust him. That trust is shattered when he confesses his true identity and she leaves him. Sidney decides that in order to regain Carla?s love, he must "come back from the dead" and divorce his estranged wife at any cost, while also reuniting with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.