Fiction often mirrors truth. And you get just as close as you want to be to non-fiction in this fast-paced novel, that in reality, was the initial start of the collapse of the Soviet Union. U.S. Bobsled Coach, Norman Miller, and Daumant Znatnajs, the Minister of Sports of the Soviet Union conducted a press conference in Riga, Latvia to announce that the United States and the Soviet Union had reached an agreement for the Soviet Bobsled Team to compete at Lake Placid to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
It was at this press conference that a reporter stated: “Since 1940 when Russia occupied Latvia, the Latvian socialist State had never conducted business on its own without seeking permission from Moscow. My question is this: Why did you invite the Americans without permission from Moscow?” Daumant Znatnajs responded: I did not invite the Americans; the Latvian Socialist State debated for three months on how to make the invitation. They decided the time had come for Latvia to make its own decisions and not Moscow!”
IceSpy exposed the turmoil surrounding the U.S. Bobsled Federation into shocking international intrigue. The pace is faster than a sled on ice and races from Lake Placid and Schenectady, New York to the burrow of the CIA at Langley, Virginia to rebelling Latvia and its ancient rift with the Soviet Union during the final days of the Cold War. It’s scary enough to set even a seasoned CIA agent’s hair on end.