Scott Mitchell is a young English human rights lawyer who operates in Moscow defending persecuted ethnic minorities. He returns to the city from a successful prosecution of the Russian government in Strasburg for war crimes committed against the Chechens and is instructed by an enigmatic beauty to search for her missing father.
Ekaterina Romanova, the estranged wife of Russia’s wealthiest oligarch Konstantin Gravchenko, asks Scott to find the father she’s never met. She believes he’s been languishing for decades without trial in the Gulag system. Meanwhile, General Pravda of military intelligence, though an advocate of transparency, is determined to protect a covert operation that he’s been running for years.
General Pravda hinders Ekaterina and Scott at every turn and lawyer and client are forced to go on the run for a murder they didn’t commit. As they descend into the Hades that is the world of international realpolitik Scott is compelled to reconsider his own values, and Pravda’s life’s work disintegrates, when Scott uncovers a 50 year-old Cold War secret, which both the Russian and US governments are still trying to hide from the public domain.
Moscow Bound is the first book in The Puppet Meisters trilogy, dealing with state abuse of power.
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Publisher: SilverWood Books
Print Length: 336