Nickolai Chernyshevski and Vladimir Lenin wrote essays fretting over What is to be done? As do I; fret, that is. Their ambition was to remake Russia; mine is somewhat less, merely to inform what I intend to do, or more specifically, publish over the next two years. There is a danger in publicly sharing ones goals. Excuse me, wasn’t Broken Codes to be published in October? You are beholden to your projections.
Nevertheless, I intend to write and publish…
Soldiers in the Long War
Soldiers in the Long War is five novels which tell four stories over forty years (1950-1990). We encounter an American, Michael Richard Belisle, his (French) Canadian childhood friend (and so much more), Marie Jeanne Charbonneau; and two Russians: Danton Larionov, a GRU agent and son of an NKVD executioner, and Ekaterina Soroka, a story teller. M.J. Charbonneau and Ekaterina Soroka become fast friends. Michael Richard Belisle and Danton Larionov do not. The phrase, ’soldiers in a long war,’ informs each novel and each character of the course of the ‘long war’.