This story starts with Bobby, a young high school hockey player in New York City, but takes the reader around the world into the Russian and Ukrainian mafiya underworld, and into those countries. The story telling is marvelous , and the characters engaging. Nadia Tesla is an unlikely hero, but her cleverness and honesty make her a joy know. I love the relevance this book, as communist Russia is again invading freed Ukraine. The crimes and atrocities committed against the Ukrainians seem to have been forgotten by other, yet these are a people who do not forget. This was a great read, and made me want to delve into the past.