Kabul and Other Souvenirs of the Third World War collects a sequence of six stories recounting the life of spy Tom Dubrowski in a world that very much resembles our present reality. The planet shudders in the grips of a global war with shifting causes and camps, heading straight for Armageddon. Dubrowski, a Russian agent embedded in London in the guise of a Polish antique dealer, narrates this descent into hell. Cynical, lucid, lyrical, often disillusioned, he keeps a diary of his adventures and incursions into friendly or hostile zones, ravaged by fear, betrayal, and death. He is a disenchanted Odysseus, changing over the episodes from the role of socialite spy to that of a scarred veteran riding with the Cossack cavalry.