A product of an unconventional childhood and unorthodox family, Dathan Charles is ambitious to create a business empire. A concealed mixture of ruthlessness and loyalty, she attracts the unwanted attention of Colonel Heydrich of the SS in Berlin in 1934 and later that year of Gregory Capeto, a notorious gangster from the days of Prohibition.
In New York she builds her business against a background of interference from the Justice Department, the Treasury, organised crime and her partners. Returning to Germany to find her friends she falls foul of, the now, General Heydrich.Wanted for murder Dathan makes her escape and realises her uncle, Edward, a diplomat has sold her out. He is just one more of the many lethal adversaries who cross her path, while bearing gifts.
Dathan's life and business interests only survive because of her Byzantine mind plotting a course through the intricacies of a multi layered existence. As the years pass all the threads of her complex affairs are slowly drawn together and she apparently makes full disclosure. All is not what it seems, it is only part of her vengeance against those who would ruin her, her business and family in America and England.