When I first read about the old man, I had my suspicions, but now they are definitely confirmed. Good writing.
Date: 21 Sep 2016 21:10
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A minor bug: the Red Army was renamed the Soviet Army in 1946. Since the story took place in at least after 1954 (KGB was formed that year), it should be called the Soviet Army rather than the Red Army. It's a very minor mistake, but it does hurt the immersion a little:)
Also, looking at Wikipedia, it looks like Stalin died in 1953, meaning that he never existed at the same time as the spy agency most closely associated with him! You learn something new every day.
On the one hand, it's slightly inaccurate, given that this story refers to Stalin in the present tense. On the other hand, the KGB's immediate predecessor, the Ministry for State Security, fulfilled basically the same role as the KGB, and the acronym is the nearly identical but much less-known "MGB," so it's not like some completely impossible leap of logic.
"I feel like we're back where we started." Coogan was pacing the small confines of the room.
"Nonsense. Now Spinella is in the tight, confined room with us." Juhasz tossed the rag away.
Heh. Nothing like the tension of being trapped in enemy territory to really bring out the comedian in you.
This has been my favorite installment so far, as the dialogue is particularly enjoyable, and the fate of the old man threw me for a loop.
+1. Nice addition to what has become one of my favorite tale series.