The Ice Curtain
Delacorte, Feb 2002, 24.95, 308 pp.
In 1999 Irkutsk, Siberia, Siberian Delegate Arkady Volsky persuades his friend, former geologist Gregori Nowek to accompany him to Moscow. Arkady plans to demand that the Chairman of the State Diamond Committee Petrov pays the Mirny miners for their work. In Moscow, Gregori is late for the meeting in which Petrov tells Gregori he has not sold any diamonds recently due to a feud with the we... Typhoon
Putnam, Mar 2003, 24.95, 400 pp.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the money needed to maintain a powerful military force no longer exists as other requirements surfaced. The United States government paid the Russians half a billion dollars to decommission and scrap all the existing Typhoon submarines. One Typhoon escaped the American net and was sold to China for one and a half billion dollars. It is traveling to its new...