When Alastair Malloy hires Ethan Pendergast to join his charitable foundation, he gives the young man the wealth he craves. But by asking him to be his eventual successor, he also demands that he become him. It involves embracing his universal philosophy of the Five Human Systems he believes motivates everyone on earth. But better to Ethan's mind, it also means learning to enjoy the best food, drink the finest wines and travel in style, the only hardship being the struggle to tell the difference between lust and love.
Ethan never imagined philanthropy could have a dark side. Or that becoming Alastair meant people would die.