American mogul Masterson is one of the richest men in the world, with a hand in several different industries on both sides of the Atlantic; his newest obsession is magazines, as he senses popular culture is about to explode and he cannot resist a good business opportunity. He knows who to mix with and who to work with, courting Julian, Lady Cremone and Stanley, and inviting the jazz band on a spectacular train journey with no destination, just a wealth of wonderful food and wine. His private life remains rather strange and mysterious and he seems to be hiding a darker side to his nature.