Toss in a guy with liver problems and you've got yourself a Dostoevsky hat trick.Dostoyevsky’s Crime & Punishment, set in gangland NYC, when Rascal, a kid from the wrong side of the tundra but with good intentions gets caught up in questions he can’t understand.
Asked The Grand Inquisitor*: Cannnnn Youuuuuu Diggggg Ittttt????????
*I know, that’s Karamazov; but like Belushi in Animal House, I was on a roll
Now that you mention it, the story of the Czechoslovak Legion maps pretty neatly onto the Anabasis/Warriors formula. They were POWs from the Hapsburg Empire who fought their way out of Civil War-era Russia by seizing towns along the Trans-Siberian Railroad until they reached Vladivostok.