Meet Tony Underwood, newly retired from MI5, and Arshile Grekov, oligarch, London expat, recluse and ex-colonel in the Russian secret service. Forced by lack of money, Tony has joined his former adversary to protect the billionaire and his scheming son from a suspicious Kremlin. Soon he is in over his head, drawn into an international assassination plot that leads from Britain to France, via Chechnya. The method of extermination is ingenious, but who is the target and who is behind the conspiracy? Everyone is hiding something, and so is Tony. In this tangled web of duty, deceit and desire, not everyone can survive. Both thrilling and intelligent, The Oligarch places the reader in the depths of a dangerous, corrupt and extravagant world where everyone is forced to lie — a world not too far, perhaps, from the one we live in.