Pub date 1st January 1994
Original publisher Klett-Cotta (Germany)
International publishers Pour le Merite (Germany), Kairosz Kiado (Hungary), AB Mintis (Lithuania), Rebis (Poland), POLIROM (Romania), Dobraya Kniga (Russia)
The sequel to Icebreaker, this novel discusses supposed Soviet Army preparations for the invasion of Germany. The author argues that the Soviet Army was preparing to attack the Germans when Hitler forestalled Stalin on June 22, 1941. This book was commended as the best work of journalism in the last decade.