Red Wolves & White Knights
Thrilling fictionalised account of the overnight transformation of Central and Eastern Europe in the 1990s and its subsequent progress told by the real life refugee banker who was at the heart of it all…
Published 28th January 2021 by Clink Street Publishing, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ. ISBN-10: 1913568369 / ISBN-13: 978-1913568368, Paperback and E-book editions, Available on: Amazon Books, Red Wolves & White Knights, Peter Kysel.
The lives of half of the Europeans were changed in almost an instant by the democratic and economic revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe in the last decade of the 20th Century.
One day 10, 000 companies were owned by the state and the next day they were privatized and traded on the stock exchange. How was that possible? Who were the winners of the democratic revolutions? How did oligarchs emerge in Russia? … and how did they retain their influence? Why has the Russian economy failed in comparison with the countries of central Europe?
In the most authentic account of the time, author Peter Kysel inserts his own experience into a thrilling narrative which explores the part real people played in the transformation of European society over the last three decades and how, had this not taken place, half of Europe would have remained a decaying swamp and the integration of Europe would not have occurred.
Michael and Peter are two professionals: A young English accountant who is also a claimant on the Russian imperial crown and an experienced English banker who is also a Czech refugee. Behind the scenes, they attempt to deliver historic changes in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin wall. And, as they try to steer countries toward more just and prosperous future, they encounter threats, attacks on their lives and love where they least expect to.