I've always liked Suvorov's books but I must say that Icebreaker is the book that most intrigued me. Suvorov's sound scholarship in this book and its sequels help answer one of the greatest question of WWII, why did Hitler attack the USSR? Without shrinking into Nazi apologism and revisionism, Suvorov pieces together an answer to this question, quite simply, Hitler's attack on the USSR was a preemptive one. Suvorov shows the full power of the Soviet war machine, its amazing offensive capability (BT-7 tanks - designed for warfare in Western Europe, not for defensive warfare, massive paratroop corps - elite units trained only in attack, not in defense, powerful air armadas - designed for devastating preemptive attacks on enemy airfields) and then explains why this juggernaut was destroyed with such ease by the Wehrmacht. Discussing the USSR's preparations for offensive warfare, Suvorov shows that perhaps only a few weeks or days seperated Europe from the a Red Blitzkrieg.