Who is Harvey Metclife? - A polish by birth and one of the five children of impoverished parents. Fleeing the apparent comfort of an orphanage and scurrying through the alley ways of modern New York, he lands on a lucky ticket and is now a world class millionaire, owns a bank and a sleek Rolls Royce, has a beautiful wife and a charming daughter and has a horse farm with a horse that races alongside the mares of Her Majesty The Queen and His Lordship, The Duke of Edinburgh.
What is he?- Harvey is a swine and swindler who schemes, plots, claws and cheats so he can get his hands on not a few dollars, sometimes up to $6 million.
What has he done? - To make his break in life, he had cashed someone else’s check, bought himself shares in an oil company and had returned the money. Having made profit from the shares, he had purchased half ownership of a company and tripled its revenue, then he had sold off the company and settled the co-president’s widow with less than five percent of the earnings. He had gone on to purchase a bank and had schemed and clawed to make himself rich. Now he swindles four young gentlemen who all have something to prove by selling them worthless shares in a non established oil company:
Viscount James Brigley who will be disowned by his father, the fifth Earl unless he can get all the money he has lost back and in good time.
Doctor Robin Oakley, a small time medical practitioner who had a nice little inheritance tucked away for his two cute sons; William and Jamie. Mrs. Oakley is not in on her husband’s grievous deal and she must not be let in.
Jean Pierre Lamanns is an arts dealer and collector of paintings and has everything to show that he is a man of class, until Harvey crosses his path, now his business threatens to collapse and he sees a bleak future full of shame and distress.
Stephen Bradley, winner of Wister Prize for Mathematics award and Kennedy memorial Scholarship to Harvard, best Oxford student in Mathematics and currently a doctor of Mathematics. All his inheritance gone in a blink, he who sees all things in numbers has lost all his numbers.
Harvey has definitely tinged the wrong cords this time because these guys are not going to take it lying down.
What will they do?
They are going to steal it back, worth for worth, not a penny more, not a penny less, up until the last pence and Doctor of Math, Stephen, is there to ensure it.
What do they do?
Harvey wants to be a man of class and upon this desire, the wounded lions prey. First, in his bid to acquire an original Van Gogh painting, he is sold an imitation by a brilliant painter made at a price of $ 10,000.00 for $455,000.00.Unsuspecting Harvey could not have been happier with his new addition to his collection. Then, Harvey is drugged by Jean Pierre in a casino while he is not looking. He is scared into a tight fit and agrees to a surgery to remove a non existent gall from his innards; only his surgeon is a disguised Dr Robin Oakley, his anaesthetic, Dr Stephen Bradley and ambulance driver, the Honourable Viscount, James Brigsley. After, Harvey parts off with a cool $80,000.00 for services rendered and feels he got off with his life cheap. The third phase is enforced when Harvey is convinced to make a donation of $250,000.00 to Harvard in return for a doctorate degree and the millionaire is more than willing to oblige. Vice Chancellor Robin Oakley, Registrar Jean Pierre Lamanns, Secretary of the Chest, Viscount Brigsley and Distinguished Professeur Stephen Bradley will see to it. James finds out a week to his wedding that dear father-in-law is Harvey and wife-to-be, Anne, happy to outsmart her shrewd father, had known and enjoyed the game this far. As wedding present, Daddy signs off a cool $250,000.00. All put together is a little over a million, which did not cover expenses made. They get an additional $100.00 for