Moscow, December 25, 1991 (Paperback)
The Last Day of the Soviet Union
PublicAffairs, 9781610391986, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Conor O'Clery has written a unique and truly suspenseful thriller of the day the Soviet Union died. The internal power plays, the shifting alliances, the betrayals, the mysterious three colonels carrying the briefcase with the nuclear codes, and the jockeying to exploit the future are worthy of John Le Carré or Alan Furst. The Cold War's last act was a magnificent dark drama played out in the shadows of the Kremlin.