It's 2007, a little over a year before the biggest economic meltdown of the modern era. But in the City of London, investment bankers are still paying themselves record bonuses, the real estate and art markets are booming and the champagne is still flowing. City stockbroker Charles Fullerton has just bagged the biggest order of his career. So why, on the very same day, is he being shown the door by a burly security guard? As Charles's life begins to unravel, he's rescued from oblivion by Henri Blizard, bad-boy bon vivant and black sheep of famed French banking dynasty, Blizard Freres. Keen to find a get-rich-quick scheme that will scandalise his family, Henri decides to set up a stockbroking operation employing high class escorts to elicit order directly from clients. With few other options, Charles hops aboard for the ride. There's a dominatrix with a bad case of tennis elbow, an ex-nanny turning tricks to fund her skiing obsession and a troubled working girl with a freakish genius for share trading. But Charles soon discovers they're not the only ones bending the rules. And no matter how hard he might have tried to escape the past, it always has a way of catching up.