On a blustery winter night in London, Sophie Akehurst stands behind the counter of the Savoy’s Baufort Bar. An enigmatic Russian accompanied by a retinue of armed bodyguards arrives, orders a drink which he doesn’t touch and leaves behind a crumpled copy of the New York Times. Before Sophie can clear it away, an equally mysterious guest picks up the newspaper and vanishes out of sight.
Unaware that she has inadvertently stumbled into a sprawling counter-intelligence operation against the top echelons of the Russian mafia, Sophie becomes a target.
Soon she finds herself in the power of Alexei Ronov, an elusive baron of the secret arms...read more