When Ben, a talented psychiatrist, first meets Harry, former chief executive of a failed Wall Street bank, he diagnoses him as suicidally depressed and admits him to hospital. But when Harry leaves Ben must keep him under observation, and is drawn into the financiers gilded world. After a colleague of Harrys dies amid revelations of fraud, Ben realises he has made a terrible error that threatens both his career and his life.
John Gapper is chief business commentator and associate editor of the Financial Times and a regular on BBC and CNN. He has written extensively on the financial crisis and the future of the media. His previous books include All That Glitters: The Fall of Barings and How to Be a Rogue Trader. He lives in London.