CEO Robbie Case is the corporate guru who, at age thirty-five, has transformed his company Core into an overnight twenty-billion dollar techno-miracle. Its stock keeps going up in value as its legend looms larger and larger throughout the global market. One reason may be that the firm is manned and womaned by some of the sharpest young business minds in the nation. Another may be that its chief product cannot be duplicated. But the real reason is that Robbie Case is a liar. His dream company is a nightmare about to be unsheathed, and his life is about to come crumbling down. That is, unless, he can hustle fast enough to turn a common Ponzi scheme into a legitimate business and his most ruthless competitor does not eat Core alive before Case can save it.