Carlo Boselli’s perfect life is shattered forever when his father is tragically killed in a helicopter accident, at the very moment when the family fortune is torn apart by the ravages of the financial crash, greed, addiction, corruption, scandal and toxic relationships. Monte Carlo is a story about the addiction of wealth, told through the lens of a modern-day Mercutio who gambled the family fortune on derivatives trading, property development and buying ships.
Born into extreme wealth, Carlo sets out to prove to his father that he is much more than an entitled playboy, making a fortune in Monte Carlo, and ordering new ships for the family shipping company at a time when the shipping markets are flying high. Boom turns to bust when the financial crisis sees the shipping markets crash, exposing the fragility of the whole enterprise. It turns out that the fortune is founded on sand, riddled with wildly speculative derivatives trading, undisclosed loans, corrupt management and compliant trustees.
Carlo’s siblings each play a role in the family tragedy, and his eventual redemption.. His sister Elisa establishes a successful art gallery in New York, before hooking up with a toxic New York property dealer who sucks some money out of the family business, and uses family assets to support his addiction to drugs and sex. Love eventually wins through, with Carlo’s wife Jacqueline supporting him through tragedy, bankruptcy and depression. Together they win and lose a fortune, but redeem their future.