Imagine if you can, that the woman you have just met is the only woman who has ever charged you with the deep mercurial fire you thought only existed in others.Imagine how you would feel when she is abducted from right under your nose?Could you imagine that - armed with only the skills provided by the sedentary life of an office-bound yacht-designer - you are now faced with making the decision to chase off into a black, cold and rainy night to try to find her - knowing all the while that, even if you suceeded, you would have to confront several armed, vicious and ruthless men.Imagine also, that you found her but are now trapped aboard a tramp steamer that is teeming with armed guards and heading swiftly away from the comfort and security of your sterile office-bound life.If you can imagine all that, then try to imagine this – you are terrified of the sea…Congratulations, you have made it to the beginning of James Fletcher’s journey.Inside Helen’s story:You are alone and far from home, have no money and are trapped in a cold and dreary life.You meet a man. He is different from the usual men. He is unassuming, polite and considerate. He makes you feel good, makes you smile and makes you realise what your soul was missing.But, during a bathroom break in a restaurant, you are attacked, drugged, tied up and thrown into the back of a van. Then there is only darkness.Hussain’s story:Your men have succeeded in their mission.After a long and busy day, all of your targets are secure. Eight hand-picked women are all now cocooned within the container deep in the hold of the Matryoshka, now steaming fast towards the middle-east. The women are all comatose, blissfully unaware of the future you are planning for them and they are all equally unaware that each of them is now owned outright by eight of your wealthiest, most deviant clients.Another year and another consignment. The only thing that remains to do is to prepare them to conform, willingly, to their new master’s bidding. Youssef Hussain always smiles at the prospect of training the new girls. It’s his true calling. He has been a practitioner of this dark art for many years.It is Hussain who the super-wealthy turn to for their darkest amusements.