As the US and global economies in thetwenty-first century head toward a major recession and companiesworldwide struggle to survive, one businessman is tempted to turn to crime.
Twostrong businessmen who run a colossal international management consulting andaccounting firm find themselves battling one another to save it,each proposing a different way of preventing its collapse. One is the CEO andfounder, an amoral, ruthless megalomaniac; the other is the senior-mostexecutive who expects to succeed the CEO as head of the company and aprincipled but flawed idealist. They were once as close as father and son, theolder man mentor to the younger. Now their relationship collapses along withthe economy, as their firm loses one blue-chip corporate client after another.
Aseries of financial crimes ensue, instigated by the CEO, who uses fraudulentaccounting to appear to help clients make their estimated profits while usinginsider trading to reap millions in personal profits. With the end insight, he absconds with millions of dollars that had been held in trust in apartners’ bonus pool, forcing the younger man to hire a private eyeto hunt him down.
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