Albert Manners is magnetized by the power, wealth and wisdom can bring. A descendant of poor immigrants, he works hard to build an empire that spans over twenty countries. Power corrupts him with infidelity, arrogance, greed, and recklessness. Angelique, his wife, conquers loneliness and frustration with illicit affairs and an illegitimate child. Their only son, Mikhail, inherits paranoia and suspicion and is intent on erasing his father’s fortitude and resilience with his own brand of impotent management. The consequences that follow disintegrate the family in different directions and bring the company Chrysanthemum Coronet Inc., the company his father founded into disrepute. Who emerges from an unexpected quarter to take over the Company? Read the gripping story of wasted fortunes and follow Carol Markham as she discovers how the mantle of maturity finally comes to rest on her shoulders. The Chrysanthemum Trilogy: Transition is the first part of a race from construction to destruction to reconstruction.