Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war.
'Their objective isn't to control the conflict - it's to control the debt that the conflict produces.
'You see, the real value of a conflict - the true value - is in the debt that it creates.
'You control the debt - you control everything.
'You find this upsetting, yes?
'But this is the very essence of the banking industry. To make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.'
* Inspired by the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) banking scandal, which took place throughout the 80s and into the early 90s.
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* * Note: Hardcoded English subtitles only where appropriate.
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