Twenty years ago, America was on a roll and Russia was a joke. Today, it’s the other way round. How has it come to this? Someone Else’s War, a political love-and-war thriller with a message, explains a bit of why. No, this novel is not pro-Russian. Nor is it anti-American. It’s pro-sanity. And it’s as timely as tomorrow’s “New Cold War” disinformation.
Here’s the plot.
It’s 1993. Olivia Lathrop Tolchin, a brilliant, beautiful, thirty-something weapons engineer, is at loose ends. The Pentagon has stifled her professionally. Her boyfriend has run out. And she’s disgusted at what America is permitting herself to become. Then she receives an offer she can’t refuse. Come to Russia. Use your brain to give us what we need to fight our common enemy, radical Islamism. Today, it’s Chechnya. Tomorrow – who knows?
Olivia goes. She invents, fights, falls in love with a Spetsnaz colonel, gets arrests as a spy, gets sprung courtesy of a CIA/FSB/Washington Post. A great page-turner. But with a serious underlying theme. America – stop using Russia to avoid facing yourself.
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Published November 16, 2013
Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Romance.