Flames of Heaven by Ralph Peters

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From the bestselling author of Red Army, a dazzling novel of the end of the Soviet Union. Peters brings together extraordinary characters in a story that will resonate for decades to come. He reveals the heart of the violent, vibrant, visionary people tasting for the first time the passion that can destroy old worlds and build new ones.

About Ralph Peters

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Peters is a best selling novelist, a retired Army officer with global experience, an influential strategist, and a commentator whose work has appeared in a wide range of newspapers and journals. He also writes historical fiction under the pen name Owen Parry. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
Published January 1, 1993 by Pocket. 384 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The affair with Shirin inevitably involves Sasha in the undeclared war springing up between the Russians and republics like Uzbekistan, and it's an involvement that deeply frightens Sasha's estranged brother Pavel, a KGB colonel who sees rather farther into the future than he would like.

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Sasha begins an affair with exotically beautiful Shirin Talala, whose father is the notorious Uzbek mob chieftain Ali Talala.

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In a half-hearted attempt to humanize him, the author has made Talala fond of his liberated daughter, Shirin, who repays her father's confidence by being promiscuous.

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