The Moscow Club : Charlie Stone, a brilliant analyst for the CIA, has been summoned to read the transcript of a tape recording smuggled out of the Soviet Union by a mole. He finds himself delving into a conspiracy whose roots lie in the first days of the Cold War, plunging him into a nightmare of violence and paranoia. Framed for brutal murder, Stone finds himself in a cat-and-mouse pursuit across the United States, Europe, and finally, the Soviet Union, which, for the first time in history, has been seized by an unnerving wave of terrorism. Within the Kremlin, a secret group that calls itself the Moscow Club is laying groundwork for an ingenious, violent coup d'etat which will topple the Kremlin leadership from within - and change the world order forever. Stone must elude his pursuers long enough to find an elusive woman who may be the key not only to the identity of the one man who seeks the reins of power - but to a final, amazing mystery almost as old as the Soviet Union itself. Abridged on 6 compact discs. Read by Edoardo Ballerini.