Drifter is an autobiographical novel, a mix of fiction and real events that takes place between 2008 and 2019, told by a young physics graduate, Dashiell Aston.
At the height of the financial crisis, disillusioned, morally corrupt and dedicated to the pursuit of money, he goes from aspiring hedge fund City trader, job hopping across Europe to establishing a network of offshore companies, laundering millions of dollars through the global art world and cryptocurrencies, living a life split across three continents balancing business with surfing the world’s best waves.
His contacts range from Venezuelan drug lords to billionaire art buyers to con artist businessmen and even an African arms dealer.
Faced with betrayal and tragedy, he then dedicates two years of his life and all his resources, solely focused on an insatiable desire for revenge.
In spite of his morally corrupt ways and pursuit of wealth at any costs, he desperately seeks to rekindle with the love of his life throughout his story.