Out of the ashes of the Second World War, a former Nazi finance expert and his half-brother, an SS Colonel, use stolen gold and confiscated treasures to implement their vision of the ultimate business model to control the world: economic fascism. In the decades since, a secret cartel of multinational corporations have used it to successfully manipulate world events and pull the strings of governments to start and control local wars around the globe. They maximize profits without the waste and inefficiencies of a world war. Beautiful public relations executive Cassidy Jevon and ace investigative newspaper reporter Michael Kranz stumble upon the Machiavellian scheme. As their mutual attraction grows ? but not knowing whom to trust ? they must expose the people in the shadows before the next targeted initiative begins: the manipulation and takeover of Russia. But is it already too late? How high does the sinister conspiracy reach? And is this really the way the modern world works?