As the US and global economies in the
twenty-first century head toward a major recession and companies
worldwide struggle to survive, one businessman is tempted to turn to crime.
strong businessmen who run a colossal international management consulting and
accounting firm find themselves battling one another to save it,
each proposing a different way of preventing its collapse. One is the CEO and
founder, an amoral, ruthless megalomaniac; the other is the senior-most
executive who expects to succeed the CEO as head of the company and a
principled but flawed idealist. They were once as close as father and son, the
older man mentor to the younger. Now their relationship collapses along with
the economy, as their firm loses one blue-chip corporate client after another.
series of financial crimes ensue, instigated by the CEO, who uses fraudulent
accounting to appear to help clients make their estimated profits while using
insider trading to reap millions in personal profits. With the end in
sight, he absconds with millions of dollars that had been held in trust in a
partners’ bonus pool, forcing the younger man to hire a private eye
to hunt him down.
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