The Mongolian Conspiracy

The Mongolian Conspiracy

Paperback - 2013
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Only a couple of days before the state visit of the President of the United States, Filiberto García -- an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican revolutionary, and classic anti-hero -- is recruited by the Mexican police to discover how much truth there might be to KGB and FBI reports of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents during the unveiling of a statue.García kills various bad guys as he searches for clues in the opium dens, curio shops, and Cantonese restaurants of Mexico City's Chinatown -- clues that appear to point not to Mongolia, but to Cuba. Yet as the bodies pile up, he begins to find traces of slimy political dealings: are local gears grinding away in these machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating behind the smokescreen of this classic noir are fierce curses, a shockingly innocent affair,smoldering dialog, and unforgettable riffs about the meaning of life, the Mexican Revolution, women, and the best gun to use for close-range killing.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2013]
ISBN: 9780811220668
Characteristics: xviii, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Silvers, Katherine


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Dec 06, 2014

Funny, verges on satire but never loses humanity. Garcia, the main character does change and grow but always stays with the truth. It is a cult classic long out of print. Everyone who reads it likes it a lot.


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