Karl Patterson, someday baseball card broker with no noticeable technique of aid, does not get alongside all that good together with his father, although he lives within the visitor apartment of his dad's property at the Palos Verdes Peninsula close to l. a. hire unfastened. So he's stunned whilst Richard Patterson, who's founder and CEO of a profitable software program corporation known as Dionysus, asks for his support to figure out no matter if the quantity 2 guy of Dionysus, Ned Mackay, has a playing challenge. maybe the reason for this is that Karl could or is probably not a compulsive gambler, himself, reckoning on whom you ask.
Richard assigns his govt assistant, the unique and impressive Arrow, to paintings with Karl. She appears to be like to have a few blood from each ethnic crew you could identify, and the simplest 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 dating is to James Buchanan, a difficult one that 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 automobile. Karl is puzzled through the San Francisco police, and now unearths himself attempting to make certain what occurred to Ned, and what influence this may have on his father and Dionysus. questions on James stay, simply because he turns out to wish to realize regulate of Dionysus, and will support Karl purchase a pricey baseball card.
Events continue Karl concerned lengthy after his father desires him out. ahead of 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 paintings with Arrow, get in addition to Jacie, Richard's younger spouse, try and enhance his dating along with his father, and--if he desires to survive--watch his back.
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