Tony Latimer's early life is unextraordinary. Neither having the inclination nor aptitude to go to university, he chooses instead to make his first step on the career ladder, becoming a bank clerk. But when Tony's parents tragically die just before his twenty-first birthday, leaving him with a substantial inheritance, he sets out on a new career path and life that will see him rise to the very top. Taking a job overseas working for an offshore drilling company opens Tony up to all kinds of new opportunities and before long his travel and investments see him accruing quite a substantial fortune and line of lovers. As he hits fifty he finds himself unexpectedly taking over a country estate and entering a new phase in his life. But as he looks to enact his grand plan for the estate and finally to think of settling down, Tony faces new challenges. Will this lucky banker's good fortune finally run out?