The reading of a suicide note has devastating consequences for the Clifton family. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank; his personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. Harry remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia.