The numbers are everything.
1943. A young man with a gift for figures is given the appropriate further eduction; coutesy of his guardian. Joining the family 'enterprise' to control its finances, he became enthralled by the dangers and excitement this brings.
Events in World War Two shatter this world, their repercussions having him join two kindred spirits in the French Foreign Legion. This trio are tested to the limits of survival in Africa and Indochina; until an unexpected defeat changes everything.
Escape to Thailand initiates a turnaround in life; running financial affairs as only he knws how.
For beneath the company's manufacturing respectabiity lies a shadowy world of illicit trade, controlled by summary justice. This extremely lucrative, though letally dangerous business makes few friends, while making an ever growing number of enemies.
There have been many attemts on his life, but will one finally eliminate the elusive figure, known to all as 'The Accountant'?