Deighton's longest, most complex and passionate novel in years: an epic tale, set in a South American jungle, of good men and women crushed beneath the heel of Realpolitik. There's valor in his new, brilliantly realized huge cast of characters, beginning with two men who travel for different reasons to Spanish Guiana: Australian M.D. Ralph Lucas, sent by a relief group to research medical conditions in the area controlled by the MAMista Marxist guerrilla movement; and Angel Paz, an idealistic young ``Yanqui'' Marxist determined to fight for revolution. The spirits of Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad hover over this stately, outstanding mix of tragedy and black farce that builds slowly--but inexorably--to its piercing conclusion.
This is a story of power in Spanish Guiana, where a group of Marxist revolutionaries are willing to take any measures to unseat the country's leader. When oil is discovered in the region, a group of high-powered men in Washington become determined to keep the current government in place---a fast-paced thriller.
A thrilling tale of revolution, espionage, and passion set in the steamy jungles of South America and in the back corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Deighton's attempt at a non-English encounter tells a lot about him..
A thrilling tale of revolution, espionage, and passion se in the steamy jungles of South America and in the back corridors of power in Washington, DC. The balance of power in Spanish Guiana teeters precariously. The M A Mistas, a group of Marxist revolutionaries, are willing to take any measures necessary to unseat the country's leader. But when oil is discovered in the region, the stakes in the already-vicious fight are raised, and a group of high-powered men in Washington becomes determined to keep the current government in place.