Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University after being accused of operating an illegal construction company out of his dorm room. Four years later, Alex is worth over $300 million - but heís got a serious problem. The wealthy businessman has just hired a corrupt ex-KGB director to be his head of corporate security, and with this decision his whole world has begun to disintegrate.
Kidnapped and tortured, Alex and wife have been forced to relinquish their home, the business and their wealth. Having just escaped from Russia, the couple are now on the run in America. With a bounty on his head and the FBI after him as well, Alex must prove he hasnít stolen millions of dollars in his native country.
Based on the incredible story of Alex Konanykhin, a man who made and then lost a fortune in Russia, Brian Haig has crafted a tale of intrigue and suspense that is not only highly entertaining but also quite topical. Strange things like this still happen in what was once the Soviet Union.