An Evening in the Old Town

Chapter Seven:  Lietuvēns I don’t know what it is with Rīga’s Old Town.  For a place that charms and delights with it’s old world ambiance, it really does attract some living, breathing clown acts.  Whenever I’m on my demonic patrols, I usually only head into the Old Town just for entertainment purposes.  There’s never a […]

The System (Part IV)

Chapter Six:  Lietuvēns Kostya Rodionov served up some Solyanka soup to the four Prometheans, after which he poured a glass of vodka for each one of them. “Sobieski vodka for you, my good friends!  One of Poland’s finest!” Delta looked at Rodionov incredulously. “I would have thought that Russian Standard was your drink.  You seem to […]

The System (Part III)

Chapter Six:  Lietuvēns LENINGRAD, Saturday, 1st July 1989.  The Grand Tambov Hotel.  21:33 hours. “Okay, enough idle talking.  Drink your drinks but we’ve got to get started.  As you all know, Latvia is the focus.  I’ve spoken to our contacts in the Latvian Popular Front and I’ve met with their Estonian and Lithuanian partners and […]

The System (Part II)

Chapter Six:  Lietuvēns Kostya Rodionov was a relaxed and affable man in the autumn of his years.  There was very little about him that would betray his many years of service as a ruthless frontline agent of the Soviet KGB.  Nowadays, he preferred to divide his time between fishing and reading and other pursuits befitting […]

The System (Part I)

Chapter Six:  Lietuvēns “I am Peter Furneaux, foreign correspondent in Ventspils, Latvia reporting for Reuters World News” “I’m standing not more the 30 metres from the home of Latvian businessman, Aivars Lipšitzs, watching chaotic scenes evolve.  As I look behind myself, I see paramedics attending to one of the many security guards that patrol the […]