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On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, from a sweeping storyteller comes the eighth and concluding volume of a ten-family saga 30 years in the writing.

“Wild but exciting. A grand job with plenty of irony.”
New York Times

Book 8 of the 75-Year Saga
Cold War, Hot Passions
by André Jute

After 75 years of lethal plotting, from the October Revolution forward, the greatest conspiracy the world has ever known is about to bear fruit. But there are competing conspiracies. Only one conspiracy can triumph. Only one conspiracy will bring peace.

Konstantin Kerensky, great-grandson of a prince who fought beside Lenin and Dzerzhinsky, is a young Moscow policeman too hot for justice, too impassioned to survive in the moral quicksands of Glasnost while the old-style KGB heaves this way and that for survival. It doesn’t help that his lover Nadeshda is the daughter of the greatest Russian traitor ever, now bestirring himself in Washington, and herself a member of the New Media, an outspoken enemy of the Kremlin regime.

In Washington, Hubbell Adams, the son and grandson of exceedingly distinguished CIA operatives, is the main sponsor of the Company’s prize Russian defector, Babe Bibikov, the man who knows how they think in the Kremlin. For nearly twenty years, Bibikov has influenced American policy all the way into the Oval Office. Babe is so well integrated, he’s even married to Hubbell’s heiress cousin, Joanne. Now Bibikov has upped and returned to Russia. And there he is uncovering a conspiracy as devastating to the Americans as it is to the Russians, both of whose highest national security levels are involved.

Glasnost concludes the epic eight-volume historical saga of ten intertwined American and Russian families who live and die by their love of their motherlands — and the searing passions they arouse in each other.

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"I am reading this now. So well-written, with the combination of graceful, elegant prose and tough subject matter that makes Andre one of the best around."
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...recalls Russian literature at its finest. VANGUARD ELITE was a real pleasure to read, the writing is rock solid and flawless – every word is the right word, in the right place. The next volume is written and awaiting publication. Bring it on.

The exploration of the mindset of the Revolution is fascinating.The complex nature and motivations of the revolutionaries and the sorry state of Russia at the time are explored in a way that makes the suffering palpable in an engaging way without pretending that the people who want to be in charge are necessarily as noble or capable as some of them would like to believe. The author does a good job of presenting the Revolution itself as a another character, and through its atmosphere and details begins to offer a commentary and explanation for what history will further bring.
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It reads like a literary classic and as a screenplay for a historical documentary miniseries. The language is lush, vibrant even when describing the horrors associated with the Bolshevik Revolution. The imagery through words painted by author Andre Jute makes me feel that I am moving through an art gallery where I wish to study every aspect, explore every color, more than once. I cannot remember when I have read a book of this caliber in recent years.
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Book 8 of
Cold War, Hot Passions

Cold War, Hot Passions series by Andre Jute

Cold War, Hot Passions
by André Jute

The epic saga
of ten intertwined families
who live and die by their love of
their Russian and American motherlands
and the searing passions they
arouse in each other


In the beginning they were impassioned young revolutionaries risking only own their lives for justice. The prince, the soldier, the peasant and the baroness became the founders of three families, steadfast in love and war, whose generations are enfolded in the sweep of humans and inhumans, inquisitors and victims, the betrayals of friends and family, the show trials of colleagues, the psychiatric tortures of dissidents, that was Russia under the Communists, right up to glasnost, when the fourth generation must answer the question, Was the result worth three generations of tragic suffering and sacrifice?

And the Americans who opposed them for liberty, the patrician Adams family, the refugee Hirches, the redneck Remptons who became political powers in the land, the McQueens who did not count the price of rising from smalltown mid-America to the highest levels of the nation, the Drexlers who had always served their country, the implacable Southern Hubbells who could — and did — threaten Presidents, and the clever Talbots whose shy Joanne married the handsome Russian who was the cleverest traitor of them all.

In his first novel for two decades, a storyteller who has always had a knack with the true history of men and women will touch your heart and thrill your mind with the risks these men and women took with their lives and their families for the ideals they were born to — which some betrayed, and some paid too high a price for in love, even with their lives.


• around 2000 pages

• launched in eight volumes
• at the rate of three volumes a year

“A masterly story that has pace, humor, tension and excitement with the bonus of truth.”
The Australian