George Butler thought he was a highly successful entrepreneur until financial collapse ruined his country, his family and even his plans of escape. Instead he finds himself trapped with them in a trauma where the have-nots suddenly have weight of numbers on their side - and they will only get angrier, get wiser and get nearer. Who can you trust when you can't trust money? When the life you understood is pulled from under your feet and you can't look your children in the eye and tell them it's going to be all right? Can anything be salvaged when there's no smart money, and even dumb luck is against you? Chillingly true to life, A Silent City is a sober read for those who think it can't happen here - a portrait of the collapse of a nation ruined by financial mismanagement, and how that reduces us all to what we can do.