Disgruntled academic Nick Eliot is the greenest trader on the stand at a tough firm of brokers in the City. Dekker Ward created, and now dominates, the turbulent market in Latin American bonds. But can they stay on top and still play by the rules? Dekker's South American business is run by Ricardo Ross-the most successful trader the region has ever seen. He is the Marketmaker. As Nick discovers, you're either with him or you've made an enemy for life. At first the new boy is content to ride his luck until strange thing start happening to Dekker employees. One top trader is fired without warning. Another dies in a bungled robbery. As tension mounts, Nick can't disguise his feelings for his attractive colleague, Isabel. Then she too is kidnapped. Just what sort of business is he really involved in?