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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. He soon learns the hard way that fortune doesn't always favor the brave, 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, Rocq can't believe his luck. But how far will a desperate man go to harness the power players around him?