Monimbo Author:Robert Moss, Arnaud De Borchgrave In The Spike, Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave showed how the Soviet KGB has infiltrated the American media, burying anti-Soviet stories and twisting the news to prevent the American people from understanding the true nature of the Soviet threat. Now, in a novel that is twice as shocking, they have uncovered the complex web of a conspiracy s... more »o dangerous that its success could lead to the downfall of the United States.
Their hero is once again Robert Hockney, the reporter who was the central figure of The Spike. Newly married, still distrusted by his "liberal" colleagues and superiors because he has refused to turn a blind eye to the subversion and disinformation practiced in the West by the KGB, Hockney takes his wife, Julia, on a vacation to Puerto Rico-only to find himself embroiled in the murder of a United States senator.
Hockney has a reporter's instinct for a story. He sees in the crime something more than an isolated incident of radical politics. A chance meeting with a handsome young couple who may be terrorists, a seris of mysterious telephone calls from the senator's Washington home to a number in Miami, the very nature of the act itself, persuade Hockney to probe beneath the surface of the story for the real truth-a pursuit that eventually costs him his beloved wife, destroys his career and his reputation, and carries him into the storm center of a plot so daring and yet so alarmingly simple that it almost succeeds in bringing America to her knees.
For behind such seemingly unrelated phenomena as the multimillion-dollar narcotics business, racial hatred and the consecquent racial violence, the dumping of the dregs of Cuban prisons and insane asylums onto the beaches of Florida while the United States remains powerless (or unwilling) to act-behind all these frightening symptoms of a crumbling social fabric there stands: the "Monimbo Plan", and artfully conceived strategy and act of war carried out without battles or formal declaration, a plan that represents the only way in which a small, comparatively weak country could destroy its giant neighbor without firing a shot.
Monimbo reveals the shocking and unforgettable details of this conspiracy-a conspiracy that has been confirmed by recent front-page stories in the press linking major figures in the Cuban government to drug smuggling. We watch breathlessly as Hockney uncovers the far-reaching network of this plot in a terrifying journey that takes him from the teeming black slums of Miami to the glamorous jet-set world of big-time narcotics, from the inner sanctums of power in New York and Washington to the streets of America's crumbling cities, where violence and death are an everyday commodity; from the deceptively sleek world of high-priced prostitutes to an unassuming restaurant in Harlem from which Mafia dons exert control over the city of New York;from a luxury hotel in Cuba where every employee is a government informer to the embattled police precincts of New York and Miami...
The fate of the country rests on Hockney's race to prevent "The Monimbo Plan" from being carried out-to convince the media and the police of its reality.« less