Rebecca is a personal assistant to billionaire poison merchant, Gilly Clay. Clay has trapped her in a ruinous employment contract, and Rebecca’s life flashes past through a mane of ginger hair and stress. She keeps her sanity through a secret love affair with psychologist and author, Tom Snowdon. Snowdon's new book - Sustainability and the Superclass - gets inside the heads of the powerful men who run the world so badly. One day, Clay adopts an 8-year-old boy, Montgomery Earle, and grooms him as the heir to both the business empire and his defective moral compass. Seeing this, all of Rebecca’s certainties slip away and she's forced to make a choice. She can either keep silent and watch the young boy being corrupted, or risk everything by speaking out.