Two boisterous youngsters are running across a big field. Julie is the impish one and Richard is the adventurer. They're both almost eleven, although Julie keeps reminding Richard that she is three weeks older and so should be in charge. In later years she will often wish she was three weeks younger. The carefree days soon pass; they mature into sixteen years olds who like to dream big. Both families wish Richard and Julie success in all their endeavours, particularly their very favourite Aunty Maud who has always been there for both of them. Julie loves growing up alongside her brave, adventurous, seafaring best friend Richard, with whom her friendship has never wavered or diminished. She dreams of it developing into an exciting love affair, a romance which, it turns out, will last throughout time. Her feelings for Richard have never changed, and before he leaves for America, Julie makes a dramatic suggestion. 'Richard, we should lock our hearts together, to keep our friendship and memories alive forever.' Richard agrees and they have their first ever romantic kiss, leaving Julie with deep emotions. Julie moves on with her life, continuing her studies in London. At twenty five years old, both are now company high flyers. When tragedy strikes for both families, will Richard realise where his heart has always belonged?
Our man Giorgio is returning to one of the trade offices via Cannes for plenty of social relaxation after several months in the field. Instead of enjoying the pleasures of rest, Giorgio is sent a sealed message: ‘Return via Athens with immediate effect’. Giorgio teams up with his old friend Emilio to find some secret financial files which have recently been stolen – who took them, and why? The girls in D section who source Giorgio’s messages and keep his secrets are looking forward to his return and looking forward to him livening the place up. Also anticipating Giorgio’s return is a bodyguard who has certain feelings for him, even though he hid her exotic glittery shoes. And the other woman, whose side is she really on? Did she really want Giorgio? All are involved, for good or bad. The secret financial files will open a door to a world of money, and the people that Giorgio and Emilio are tracing all have their own reasons for stealing the files. All characters are caught in the midst of the struggles between love and trust, loss and grief, and the grand lifestyle that they all aspire to. In this lifestyle is a world of power and intrigue, and the invisible wealth of others. A secret, shadowy environment filled with cars, yachts and executive jets. There are some who live even deeper within this lifestyle. In an undefined tenebrous existence in the world of finance, there is always a price to pay, but who will pay this time? In this life of shadows, will they survive, with or without visible scars?
James is a collector of antiques. Working in the wine trade enables him to travel extensively to vineyards and source such antiquities. All he has of his past is a jewelled medallion, of which he knows nothing, only the feelings he experiences when he wears it. Lavinia sleeps on in an enchanted world, holding a precious secret. Her heart holds his life until that day. Lavinia, the other saviour of the Great City, remembers everything and has been searching for James for a long time. After one thousand years and many searches, Lavinia materialises again. She sees James as a child, with his Great Uncle Jack at the artefacts exhibition; her intuition, and feelings, tell her it was he who had fallen. This is a tale about everything you might expect to find in a mythical world: power struggles, sorcerers' betrayals, enchantments, love and tragedy – all on a scale that's grand beyond imagining. We go racing through the centuries, towards an incredible climax. For our two heroes, love conquers all, but it comes at a heavy price. Many tales have been written of this tragic love. Myths have evolved and changed over the centuries. Who knows the truth? No one has ever written an ending as it’s not possible. Or is it?