A new state-of-the-art Russian submarine is stolen. A huge rise in drug smuggling and gold bullion thefts follows. There is one connection tying them all together: Former Soviet Submarine Commander, Alexis, Vlasov, Bazinki. Ruthless and brilliant, Bazinski is always a step ahead of anyone who attempts to stop him. Stealing a nuclear missile may be the daring act that causes him and his crew to fail. It brought scrutiny from U.S. and British Intelligence agencies. The search is on. Commander Nigel Wrightson RNR is brought out of retirement to pursue the elusive Russian in his own well-equipped sub. He is given free rein to use anything at his disposal. He would like nothing more than to blow the sub and its depraved crew to kingdom come, but the cost may be too great. Sergeant Major Taffy Jones, ex-SAS is contracted to find out who is perpetrating the thefts and how they are pulling them off. His pursuit becomes personal. Can he discover Bazinski's Achilles heel or will the Russian Commander find Jones' first? The Search for the Tzar is a tale of cat and mouse that weaves its way around the world, mostly under water. A genius pursued by those of matching intelligence and tenacity. A test of wills, that ultimately only one side can win.