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Luke Malherbe is the typical “lost son”. Disillusioned when he realises that he does not have a future on the family wine farm, he claims his inheritance from his father and hits the road to the Big City – the place of Big Opportunities and Big Money.
He has a flair for the financial markets, and for poker, which the seductive Claire introduces him to. He makes great profits in both. But how long will his luck with money and cards – and women – last?
For there is also Linda, the sober-minded one, who doesn’t share everything with him. What will her role be in his life?
And who will be hurt as a result of his foolish decisions?
The story is overfamiliar; the tragedy and loss raw for every family that experiences it. More than one son or daughter leaves home and goes astray. For many there are a father and mother to whom they can return; someone who’ll say, “You are our child.” For many others there is no one.
But for everyone there is their heavenly Father who will always come running down the road to welcome them back.