Sex, booze and piles of cash ... Welcome to the City of London It's 1994. The City is on the crest of a wave. When Al turns up to his first day at City banking giant Trenchart Colville, he thinks he's there to start a job. But in fact he's at the beginning of a journey that will change his life for ever. Al is joined by a ragtag combination of the brash and the bashful. There's razor-sharp New Yorker, Miles, an enigma despite his charm. Fergal, fresh from Dublin with a punchline for every story. And Imogen -- beautiful and well-connected. As they race to get ahead, their lives will entwine in ways none of them could have predicted, with stakes higher than they could ever have imagined. Soon they realise the one truth of the City: whoever makes the most money, wins. A gripping financial thriller, London Calling is Billions meets This Life by way of The Wolf of Wall Street. The first instalment in the Shadow Banking series, this is an enthralling coming-of-age story and a unique insider's perspective on a secretive world of ambition, power and obscene wealth ... C. M. Albright is a pseudonym for a senior figure working in the City. He has been a trader in the financial markets for twenty-five years, living and working all around the world. He has had a ringside seat during a period of unparalleled economic and political turmoil and is perfectly placed to give an insider's perspective on this glamorous, dangerous and yet enduringly mysterious world. He divides his time between homes in London and the Cotswolds.