The Cold War is over, Russia is falling apart -- and Charlie Muffin is convinced he's out of a job. But then comes a surprising call, and Charlie is needed again. Only this time, it's to help the old enemy.
In a country on the brink of chaos, only organized crime gets results; the Russian mafia control the streets, the militia -- maybe even the Government. As the Families battle for supremacy, one man is determined to keep himself in power, and in the process, pull off the ultimate nuclear robbery. The risk is Armageddon and it's up to Charlie -to prevent it.
And so he's sent to Moscow, where secrets are currency, where friends can be more dangerous than gangsters -- and where death is the payoff for anyone who gets in the way Charlie Muffin's sort of place, in fact.