Tommy Brue has inherited a doomed private British bank based in Hamburg. Alone in his office one night, he receives a phone call from a young female lawyer he has never heard of, demanding an immediate face-to-face meeting. Her name is Annabel Richter, her client the mysterious Issa, an illegal immigrant who happens to possess a key to one of the most exclusive vaults in Brue's bank. He is also wanted by three of the world's most powerful intelligence agencies. Alive as he has never been before, Brue finds himself drawn into an unlikely alliance with this passionate young woman and the man she is willing to risk her life to save.