Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful eye on the airport parking lot below.
In his hands he held court papers, ready to be served on a Russian billionaire locked in a high-stakes divorce. He wore a small video camera to record the moment.
Suddenly Williams saw his chance. He uncrossed his legs and exhaled. He opened the door and sprinted down a short flight of stairs and across the asphalt to a convoy of white SUVs. Inside one of the vehicles was Dmitry Rybolovlev, a mining magnate whose wife Elena claimed he was hiding money she sought in the divorce.
"For Dmitry," Williams said as he flung the court papers through an open driver's side window into the lap of one of the billionaire's chauffeurs. He locked eyes with Rybolovlev as the driver hit the gas pedal to speed away.