Twelve years ago, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy, and ruined his own life. Once a senior British diplomat in Kiev, he lost everything in a lurid scandal. Back in London, he is travelling on the Tube when he sees her... Olesya is the woman Simon holds responsible for his downfall. They first met on an icy night during the protests in Independence Square. When Simon decides to follow Olesya, he finds himself plunged back into the dramatic days which changed his life forever.