A sensational thriller about global fashion and finance set in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. Though fiction, the story was inspired by real events.
A young, aspiring yet visionary designer is building a successful fashion house in Poland only to have it stolen by an unscrupulous and dangerous investor.
Truman Chase – son of Polish immigrants – is a young aspiring New York fashion designer with a vision. He gives up a dream career at Ralph Lauren to rescue his Polish family’s tiny, struggling clothing business in Krakow. He falls in love with Karolina, his Polish translator, then painstakingly builds a successful fashion house. Thanks to his bold aesthetic and exquisite use of color and sustainable fabrics in his dresses, he transforms TruCo into the hottest fashion house in Europe. His dream is within his grasp – that is, until a mysterious investment group comes after him.
Fernando Tomasi, is a Gucci-wearing Wall Street flunky with a hair spray addiction and a penchant for hostile takeovers. The unscrupulous, son of a wealthy Latino family, he builds The Ark, his own $400 million dollar hedge fund. When The Ark almost capsizes due to Fernando’s greed, he frantically searches for the millions needed to keep it afloat. Fernando targets TruCo and wages war against Truman.
Faith Osborne, is the youngest-ever FBI agent promoted to Senior Analyst. Beautiful, brainy and bold, the quadrilingual agent will stop at nothing to stop white-collar crime. The Princeton-educated, magna cum laude financial crimes specialist – first stationed in Manhattan, then transferred to Puerto Rico – is now chasing Tomasi half-way around the world – San Juan, Warsaw, Kiev, and finally to the shadows of the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine.
Truman stands to lose everything. Can he find the faith and strength to defend his life’s work and build his dream?