LODESTAR (dictionary definition): a star that a ship is steered by; a guiding principle; an object of pursuit.
By reading this book you can visit one of the most exclusive financial institutions in the City of London without lending them any of your money. This is a thriller about a man who hazards everything he has, to salvage honour and liquidity from the wreckage of a reckless financial venture in marine risk at Lloyd's of London. Criminal intervention from outside the market complicates everything. He finds that it is not easy to swim in the same water as human sharks attracted by the smell of corporate blood.