Anthony Farrant has always found his way, lying to get jobs and borrowing money to get by when he leaves them in a hurry.
His twin sister Kate persuades him to move and sets him up with a job as bodyguard to Krogh, her lover and boss, an all-powerful
Swedish financier. But Farrant does have a sense of decency, and when Krogh gives orders that offend him, he leaks information
to Minty, a down-trodden journalist, with drastic results.
A powerful and unusual love story set in a world that has
lost the comfort of national identity and individualism, told by one of the 20th century's greatest writers.