Some more research and inspiration

I’m not going to pretend I’ve got my finger on the pulse, but I do seem to have picked a good time to write a crime/espionage thriller involving dodgy Russians in Britain.- Russian ‘dirty money’ is damaging UK security, MPs say 

Also relevant to the story, but not ‘ripped from the headlines’ as much- Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: the greatest missing masterpieces