About Viktor Petrenko
Viktor, if you're not familiar, is a former Soviet Special Forces type, and a former mercenary. He had some truly bad experiences in Afghanistan in the mid to late 1980s as well as a terrible time in a Siberian Gulag for a year. As a mercenary, he witnessed some of the most horrifying things humans have done to each other on all continents except Australia and the Antartic. Viktor loves the Elena you find in the story called "Elena Speaks of the City" (scroll down if you want to take a read). By the time the first Viktor Petrenko story came out, Elena had been dead some years and the memory of her haunts Viktor. Other stories have jumped about in time. He first meets her in the story directly below this post.
There are three novels that I've planned and could write tomorrow if I didn't have other obligations. The first would be called MAN OF DISASTER. Someone takes Elena hostage and that is So the wrong thing to do.
In any event, "Viktor Speaks of Elena" is not nearly the story that the Elena story is in my estimation, but there is a lot more killing which should make some happy. It also has a nice little turn at the end, I think. The story does seem a little rushed, but then, Viktor is no poet. Yeah, I think I'll stick with that...blame the character for being in a mediocre story...
Anyway, the story is free. Scroll down for a look.