THE DELICATE BALANCE OF WORLD POWER IS AT STAKE UNLESS
CHICAGO BUSINESSMAN, DAVID OLEN, CAN UNRAVEL THE
CONSEQUENCES OF A DECADES-OLD PACT
NEW THRILLER FROM REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE EUGENE GOLUB HAS
READERS ASKING, "IS IT TRUE?"
Everything's a deal -- in business, in politics, and even in
religion. The new thriller PROTOKOL by Eugene Golub and
Quinton Skinner challenges our assumptions about how the
Soviet's world map was drawn and reinforces how world
leaders collude to make things happen.
Nearly thirty years ago David Olen, a successful Chicago
real estate developer, was forced by the CIA to take part
in an international conspiracy. As a CIA operative, he
worked with the KGB, and government officials in Russia, to
ultimately influence the selection of a Pope. His cover --
he was in Eastern Europe and Russia to develop property.
Nobody expected this pact, or anyone's involvement in it,
to be revealed. And Olen always regretted the part he
played, and the fact that he had no choice but to
But in PROTOKOL, greed and power exert their influence. So
in the late 1990s, when these past indiscretions come to
light, a more mature David Olen is once again forced to
leave his home to return to Warsaw, Moscow, and Rome to
confront the consequences of his past, and to save his
life. The delicate balance of world power is at stake.
The race against time, the revelations of what was done and
what might transpire in the future, the behind-the-scenes
peak into Russian politics, CIA manipulations, influence
lobbying in the Vatican, and the fall of Communism in
Eastern Europe all combine to create a thriller that moves
at heart-stopping speed.
Eugene Golub, chairman of the Chicago-based real estate
development firm Golub & Company, draws on his first-hand
experiences developing properties in Eastern Europe and
Russia, to create a story that is not only compelling, but
that has more than one reader wondering, "Is it true?"