Karl Patterson, someday baseball card broker with no obvious technique of aid, does not get alongside all that good together with his father, even supposing he lives within the visitor residence of his dad's property at the Palos Verdes Peninsula close to la lease loose. So he's stunned while Richard Patterson, who's founder and CEO of a winning software program corporation referred to as Dionysus, asks for his aid to figure out even if the quantity 2 guy of Dionysus, Ned Mackay, has a playing challenge. probably the reason is, Karl may perhaps or is probably not a compulsive gambler, himself, reckoning on whom you ask.
Richard assigns his govt assistant, the unique and bold Arrow, to paintings with Karl. She seems to have a few blood from each ethnic workforce you could identify, and the easiest of every. She is helping Karl hook up with Ned, and Karl wangles a call for participation to fly with him to San Francisco, which brings up the query of what Ned's courting is to James Buchanan, a perplexing one who likes puzzles, runs what seems to be an unlawful playing on line casino, and is CEO of a San Francisco conglomerate that owns a bit of almost every thing worthy owning.
Before Karl could make any growth, Ned is located lifeless in San Francisco with cocaine in his motor vehicle. Karl is puzzled through the San Francisco police, and now unearths himself attempting to verify what occurred to Ned, and what impact this may have on his father and Dionysus. questions on James stay, simply because he turns out to wish to achieve keep an eye on of Dionysus, and will support Karl purchase a pricey baseball card.
Events preserve Karl concerned lengthy after his father desires him out. earlier than he is via, he will be a widespread flyer among L.A. and San Francisco, with sidetrips to Scotland and England. he'll need to how one can paintings with Arrow, get besides Jacie, Richard's younger spouse, try and enhance his courting together with his father, and--if he desires to survive--watch his back.
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