City banker Pat Kennedy and his friend Tom Barton continue their pursuit of wealth and happiness, each in his own way. Kennedy arrives in Canton, where an unexpected encounter changes his life. Barton in Colombia, where he discovers an entirely new world. The background is a rapidly changing political and business environment. Thwarted by Vladimir Putin's dreams of a Greater Russia, they are faced with falling commodity prices, the annexation of Crimea, and the struggle for power and influence in London, Moscow and Hong Kong. Together with their friends, John Francis and Pat O'Connelly, they struggle to survive the dangers building up around them in an increasingly volatile geopolitical situation.