When a man plunges to his death from a high rise building in San Francisco the city’s streets are brought to a standstill.
Why had he been holding a young girl on the ledge with a knife to her throat?
Did he fall or did the shock of the bullet that ripped his shoulder apart kill him?
What had made this otherwise, peaceful, family man snap?
Did the answers to these questions die with him?
Douglas Aspine knew that being CEO of a public company was twenty times more lucrative than winning the lottery. He was forty-five and time was running out when fate dealt him an unexpected opportunity. The company was old, staid and well-respected but it was underperforming and Aspine was determined to turn it around no matter who he had to crush.
Soon he was at war with the company's employees, unions, suppliers, financiers and co-directors but nothing was going to stop him. Not his chairman, not his wife, not his mistress, not the anonymous death threats and definitely not the press. Aspine could almost taste the glory, the riches and peer recognition he'd craved for so long. He knew he had countless detractors and enemies who he contemptuously labelled "losers" and paid no heed to. Would this prove to be a miscalculation of monumental proportions or would he prevail?
When young auditor, Todd Hansen, runs up a huge gambling debt with illegal bookies, he finds himself in serious trouble. The only way he can pay them is by providing confidential information about his firm’s corporate clients.
Caught, and sentenced to nine years in New York’s toughest prison, Todd is given a way out, BUT it’s dangerous. There are those who think they’d be safer if he were dead.
Will a chance meeting with a Mafia boss in prison save Todd?