A.D. Miller, the Booker-shortlisted author of Snowdrops, tells a story of corruption, betrayal, and where, in the 21st century, power really lies. Twelve years earlier, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy but ruined his own life. Once a senior diplomat in Kiev, he lost everything in a lurid scandal. Back in London, still struggling with the aftermath of his disgrace, he glimpses her...Olesya, the woman he holds responsible for his downfall, whom he first met her on an icy night during the protests on Independence Square. In conversation with literary critic Lucy Scholes.