Picks and Pans Review: Cover Story

UPDATED 05/16/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/16/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Robert Cullen

This just in: The news from post-Soviet Moscow is bad. And thrilling. And relentless. At least it is in the fictional world of Colin Burke, the Moscow correspondent of an American newsmagazine, who trips over a story involving Syria's attempts to woo Russian nuclear scientists. Caught amid New York City office politics, a Russia straining between Marx and market economy and his own thirst for Stolychnaya, Burke is catapulted into a labyrinth of intrigue.

Cullen, a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, portrays a post-Communist country where the hidden mikes are still on but no one is listening, and where an extra gallon of gas may be more difficult to come by than weapons-grade plutonium. It's enough to make one go ballistic. (Atheneum, $20)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters