The Russian billionaire seemed likeable enough, but appearances can be deceptive.
Steven Palmer works for a niche consultancy specialising in working in places others avoid. A Russian oligarch interested in working with a high-tech British manufacturer leads Palmer to Siberia and then chance encounter in a Moscow nightclub. Palmer’s unexpected friendship with the Russian billionaire drags him into a deeper conspiracy.
Spending more and more time away from home than at home, Palmer is thrust into a world far more threatening than the obscure places he helps his clients navigate. Why is the lead detective so interested in a colleagues’ suicide? When he finds a mysterious bag of cash and unexplained bank accounts in his name, he is suddenly in the sights of the Russian mafia and a conspiracy involving drugs smuggling and gun runners, and he wants no part of it.
Steven soon realises his Russian friend is nothing like as harmless as he appeared, and it becomes apparent his interest in working with the British company has more sinister motives. To survive, Palmer must figure out who he can trust, navigate the conspiracy he has stumbled into, and hope to avoid becoming collateral damage.
Palmer must figure out who he can trust, navigate the conspiracy he has stumbled into, and hope to avoid becoming collateral damage.