City stockbroker Alex Rocq leads a comfortable life - with a luxury flat in London, a country cottage, a very expensive car and a lucrative job that still leaves time for leisure. But all this isn't enough.
After receiving a tip-off, Alex decides to play the commodities market for himself. Except he soon learns the hard way that fortune doesn't always favour opportunity, and his luck comes to an abrupt end.
When he is offered the chance to write off his debts - in exchange for special services and silence - Alex can't believe his luck. But how far will a desperate man go to harness the unexpected forces of the power players around him?