This was a complex story told from two different points of view: Scott Mitchell, a British human-rights lawyer who is returning to his home in Moscow after winning an epic case against the Russian Army in the European Court and Lieutenant-General Pravda of the GRU, military intelligence who’s tasked with protecting a secret that dates back to the Vietnam War.
When Mitchell is hired by a beautiful Russian woman to find her father, a man she’s never met and has very little information on, he is skeptical of her intentions and suspicious that she is constantly lying to him, or at the very least, leaving out important details that could help him find the man. When a body shows up in the river, LG Pravda is called to the scene and realizes the man is one of the people he was supposed to be protecting under that long ago secret. As Mitchell and Pravda conduct their separate investigations their paths continuously cross, adding more mystery and intrigue to the story. The twists and turns, and the unexpected ending make this well researched novel a must read!