Research: Vorovskoy Mir

Thought you might be interested in some of the research I’ve been doing for “The Girl In The Blue Flame Cafe”

In my novel, the Blue Flame Cafe is a jazz club that is really a Russian Mafiya front.

This is an interesting documentary about the Russian Mafiya or the “Vorovskoy Mir” [direct translation: “Thieves World”], which has a tradition dating back to the days of the Russian Tsars.

“And I call my friend who is in government, and I ask him, “Let me ask you a stupid question
Is it possible to purchase a submarine?”

And he asks me, “With missiles or without the missiles?”