When Russian federal, Nikolia Aven, starts investigating the affairs of Moscow tycoon Marat Ivankov, he is caught in a web of corruption involving the lethal Russian mafia and their powerful political connections.
With lives of his wife and daughter at stake, Nikolia turns to the only person he believes can help, US Embassy attache, Jack Hartman. But this is Russia. Trust is a commodity that can be brought and sold and nothing is what it seems.
With a primal resolve to protect his twelve year - old daughter and exact revenge, Nikolia pursues his betrayers through the crazy, helter - skelter world the United States, the thriving new frontier for Russian organised crime, in a life and death game he is determined to win.