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Operation Southerly Breeze
     

Operation Southerly Breeze

by George Primov
 
The novel is an insider’s look at some true crimes of the Comrades, a Darwinian tale of survival of the meanest, where assets instantly become liabilities. The drama unfolds in Bulgaria during the last days of the time forgotten regime, before the Cold War end. In this miniature backwater replica of the Soviet Union the clocks are frozen in time. Justice comes

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The novel is an insider’s look at some true crimes of the Comrades, a Darwinian tale of survival of the meanest, where assets instantly become liabilities. The drama unfolds in Bulgaria during the last days of the time forgotten regime, before the Cold War end. In this miniature backwater replica of the Soviet Union the clocks are frozen in time. Justice comes from unexpected corners. Evildoers receive their ultimate punishment from unheralded quarters and from even more despicable characters.
In the ancient, yet modern capital Sofia political decisions are adopted behind a wall of secrecy, shrouded by blatant and hollow propaganda clichés. A bespectacled tall blond man with a friendly disposition directs the action sotto voce. He is the puppeteer of a KGB dragnet, aiming at weeding out political corruption for twisted reasons.
Another plot unfolds in Plovdiv and its mountain vicinity, whose rich history plays a vital role. The lo-cal political ‘tigress’ closely follows in the steps of her Sofia political patron, and brings unexpected twists in the fox chase game, proving to be a deadly enemy. In a small mountainous village a young man comes of age in the mythical mountain - the birthplace of Orpheus and Bacchus among others. History violently galloped in eons ago, leaving a painful open wound, and let it to its devices. The village, with its ancient history rooted in the daily life of its inhabitants, becomes a scene of clashes and renewed mayhem. Honor, dignity and pride collide with brutal contemporary events, forcing serious decisions, repeating ancient history and bringing it to a complete circle. Everyday people, facing truly extraordinary circumstances take difficult decisions, keeping ancient dignity and pride.
Varna, ruled by a promiscuous first secretary and his unscrupulous, profligate wife is the final stage of the drama. Their despicable deeds are ‘rewarded’ in an unexpected way in the opening chapter of the book with some belated name play and ominous coincidences. Ancient myths and present day celebrations mingle into an explosive muddle of carnality, violence and death, leading to the ultimate demise of the First regional couple.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015924329
Publisher:
Faun Pischerke
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
337 KB

Meet the Author

The author was born, grew up, attained his education and spent his formative years in Bulgaria during the last years of the Cold War. He has published many articles in popular and scientific publications and humorous short stories. He lives in the vicinity of Washington, DC and works as freelance linguist and technical writer, gaining invaluable experience on the foibles, follies and fallacies of human nature.

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