"The fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR destroyed many ambitions and was the cause of much frustration. Between them, the balance of world order was thus upset, new rivalries were formed and a new type of Cold War was caused. From Paris to Moscow, Berlin to The Hague, Le Havre to New York, Alpha features the godfathers of the mafia, the ex-nomenklaturas, the most powerful financial organisations, the magnates of industry, the corrupt and spies of all sorts watch each other, competing and advancing their pawns on this dangerous politico-economic checkerboard. Alpha, CIA information agent, fights these deadly undercurrents, undercurrents sometimes even planned by his own bosses ! A thriller that plunges you into the world of the secret services and the tenuous new East-West relationships."