The year is 1999 and Internet companies are springing up everywhere. Anything seems possible for those who think big. So when David Lane – a quiet, cautious banker – is invited by his old friend Guy Jordan to help start up ninetyminutes.com he decides that for once he will do something daring, something dangerous. If only he'd realised quite how dangerous. Because Guy falls out with Tony Jordan, his father and their biggest investor, bringing the company close to collapse. Then Tony is murdered – and David's rollercoaster ride into danger and disaster begins.