James Keziah Delaney has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
The events of the series takes place in the XIX century. The protagonist of the series is James Kezia Delany. He lived in Africa for ten years. But sudden events forced him to return home to England.
All people think that James is dead. But he triumphantly returned to London and arrived at the funeral of his father Horace. His father was not poor people. According to the law, James is a direct heir of the estate. Now the the land at the Bay of Nootka is also belongs him. At this time the East India company negotiated with Zilpha Giri (James's sister) about the sale of land. The East India company did not expect such turn of events. They weren't happy with arrival of James and they do not want to deviate from their idea.
But James has lived a hard life. He saw many dangers in his life. So it will not give the land at the Bay of Nootka anyone. The more he learned that his father was poisoned by arsenic. The East India company is opposed to Americans which are interested in the land too. But James is in the heart of the volcano. Because a lot of dishonest people are against him.
He will not give up. It will go until the end. He is ready to fight and to play a dangerous game with the government. But he'll built his own trading Empire!