1993: Student Lachlan Kite is sent to post-Soviet Russia in the guise of a language teacher. In reality, top secret intelligence agency BOX 88 has ordered Kite to extract a chemical weapons scientist before his ground-breaking research falls into the wrong hands. Kite's mission soon goes wrong, and he is left stranded in a hostile city with a former KGB officer on his trail. 2020: Now the director of BOX 88 operations in the UK, Kite discovers he has been placed on the "JUDAS" list -- a record of enemies of Russia who have been targeted for assassination. Kite's fight for survival takes him to Dubai, a city crawling with international intelligence agents -- and into a deadly game with the Russian secret state.