MOSCOW BOUND

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.

DANCING WITH SHADOWS

Writing in progress: Scott is back in London after being deported from Moscow for alleged anti-Russian activities - and he is hurled straight from the frying pan into the fire.