In the aftermath of an aristocrat's murder on September 10, 2001, for her priceless Van Gogh painting, Anna, a World Trade Center survivor, takes advantage of her presumed dead status and travels throughout the world to avenge the woman's death. It's September 10, 2001, and Lady Victoria Wentworth is sitting in spacious Wentworth Hall considering the sad state of family fortunes when a female intruder slips in, slashes her throat and cuts off her ear. The next day in New York, art expert Anna Petrescu heads to her job as art wrangler for wealthy magnate Bryce Fenston of Fenston Finance. The pair's offices are in the Twin towers, and when disaster strikes, each sees the tragedy as an opportunity to manipulate a transaction scheduled to transfer ownership of a legendary Van Gogh painting. Self-portrait with bandaged ear, from the Wentworth estate to the larcenous Fenston.