Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Georgia fell prey to a series of power struggles, rampant crime and corruption, secessionist wars, and the spillover of the war in neighboring Chechnya. Journalist Goltz traces these developments with the same kind of vivid, personal narrative that made his previous books so compelling.
This fast-paced, first-person account is filled with memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low. It traces the story from 1992 through to the present. This expanded edition features a new epilogue based on the author's experiences in Georgia during the August 2008 war.