Tyrenkov’s data files reveal a stunning change in the alternate history of the
war—Germany launched Operation Seelowe in September of 1940! The dominoes fall forward and Fedorov soon discovers Kirov never entered the Med or launched the mission to search for General O’Connor, and Brigadier Kinlan’s 7th Armored never fell through to 1941, leaving the British to face Rommel without Kinlan’s decisive intervention.
Too many events have been changed, as Fedorov reads the history that this volume now presents. Here we get intense naval action as Admiral Tovey and the Royal Navy step up to defend England in 1940 and attempt to foil German operations from the English Channel to the deserts of Syria. Battleships duel for control of vital sea lanes while Fedorov and Karpov struggle to find a decisive moment where they can intervene to get the war back on course, because absent that, Germany wins! If that happens, the effects roll forward to 2025 and beyond in the world Kirov and crew hope to finally take their rest.