Max Cornell had survived the Katyn massacre and the Russian camps. Now he wanted a new life – and the money to enjoy it – in England. And the price of a passport was three years’ work for British Intelligence, running the Russian codenamed Butcher. Asimir Vasarov, once camp commandant at Katyn, became Stalin’s closest aide – a man whose political loyalty was assured and whose power was unlimited. But the successful British businessman and the man from the shadows of the Kremlin share more than memories of the past. In the post-war world of high politics and backstreet crime, they are linked by an explosive truth which could rock governments if it ever became an OPEN SECRET.