C.G. Edmondson and C. M. Kotlan’s 1984 novel TheTakeover isa near-future thriller, written in those long-forgotten days whenAmericans were terrified that the Russians might somehow subvertAmerica’s most basic institutions. Of course, these days we can look back and laugh at such ludicrous fears.
TheRussian military adventure codenamed Cassandra was intended to exploit a moment of American vulnerability and winconcessions for the Soviet Union. Even Cassandra’sarchitect, Undersecretary of Agriculture and Commerce Pikusky, didn’texpect his little project to succeed to the extent it did. TheSoviets wanted trade concessions. They got total conquest!
Orso it seemed.