The Prejudice Gambit: a two-part spy thriller
A respectable (?) Russian gangster
A mountain of a man, Iosif Semenov is a high-ranking Bratva Pakhan who seemingly went legitimate after the reformation that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall.
While known to be an FSB agent throughout the early 2000s, he is no longer in the service, but is known to entertain an extensive network of contacts in the Eastern European underworld as well as in established intelligence spy agencies.