I'm developing the plot for The Rogue Gentleman #3 and focusing on the return of the USSR, which, as I compile sources, seems to be what Putin is pushing for, and he's made no secret of saying so. He's made pacts already with three former Soviet satellites as well as the Chinese, all of which consolidates territory and resources under one umbrella.
story deals with Putin stealing high-tech weapons to move forward even
further, but what started as speculation has turned into a definite
possibility. It's a little scary. We've thought for so long that the Cold War was over; the commies were gone; let's everybody party and try a little socialism here in the U.S., and now we may end up back in the bad old days all over again.
October 2017 is the anniversary of the Bolshevik
revolution. I'm wondering if that's when Pooty-Poot will make some kind
of grand gesture restoring the old system, and, based on where the U.S.
is right now, I'm wondering how impotent we will be to stand in the way.
Either way, it's going to be a crackin' book.