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?”