This debut novel is written as a man's confession to his future wife. British lawyer Nick Platt finds himself working in corporate law in the oil rich Russia of the early 2000's. The story begins when Nick bumps into a pair of young and enticing Russian women. These young women prove to be 'shady' characters, but no more shady than the business dealings Nick finds himself involved with. The rest of the book finds Nick giving in to the seductions of Russia's women and wealth. Snowdrops was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize.