Abuse of child by mother/ priest- Multiple personality - secret US Government plan to finance Yeltsin's Russia -Prime Bank Fraud-solicitor civil, professional and criminal proceedings
Abused by parents and priest Emma Corbin develops multiple personalities who kill her mother.
Boyfriend trades Prime Bank Guarantees. It's a scam. Emma instructs solicitor Mark Fisher telling him she is trading PBG's secretly for the US Government to finance Yeltsin's Russian Government. Mark is sucked into the scam with disasterous consequences.
Emma attempts suicide and her persona take over the body totally.
Mark's law firm is closed down by The Law Society and Mark struck off with criminal charges pending.
Emma is arrested and the persona desert her. Emma's psychoanalyst introduces Emma to her other persona for the first time.
How to defend the fraud charges? The psychoanalyst asks the persona to merge into Emma the host body. They see this as dying but relent as they were "born" to protect Emma from pain. But will the judge at The Old Bailey even recognise multiple personality disorder contrary to British psychiatric rejectionn of the disorder? If he does, the novel defence in English law is whether the host body can be responsible for the crimes of the persona of which she had no knowledge.
The defence succeeds and Emma is free.
The persona reappear. The merger was another con.