Welcome to Ikon, a story about a counterfeiter who turns to the world of art smuggling to pay off the extortion ring that threatens his family.
Aleksandr Navtalov wants to support his parents with his new printing company, but he's under the thumb of a "security company".  As a precise artist and talented counterfeiter, he's managed to satisfy their demands by paying them in fake dollar bills.  When his impatient "bill collector" grows too demanding, the young man finds a new way to pay off his debts: an art smuggling ring in need of false certificates and a courier to deliver stolen, religious iconography across Russia, Ukraine, and to a drop point in Hungary. 
If he can pull it off, he could make more in a week than he's ever made in a year, but there's a reason it pays so well: the trek is a three-day drive through old Soviet roads in a crumbling world of corrupt border guards, armed highwaymen, and weather that could flip a car.  Your fellow travelers are probably drug runners, jewel thieves -- you know, upstanding members of society who would never dream of stabbing you in the back when they figure out what kind of cargo you're carting through the countryside.
Naturally, the young man is stupid enough to do it, but smart enough not to go alone.