Goodbye Mexico by Phillip Jennings

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

Intelligence Failure 
Two words now joined at the hip. Remember when our alphabet agencies - CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI - were actually competent? Are you sure? Maybe they were just better at burying their mistakes. . . .

Our spooks have been playing games with other governments for half a century. Allies and enemies alike have gotten tired of our grubby fingerprints all over their national interests. Gearheardt's answer? Be sure to wear gloves!

Gearheardt - apparently back from the dead, or maybe Laos - wants to play for all the Mexican marbles, and he insists he needs Jack's help to do it. Just like the last time in Vietnam, he claims to be working for "the Company."

Jack really is in the CIA now, temporarily running the Mexico City station at the embassy, and ought to know better, but Gearheardt's sexy assistant with the disdain for clothes is so darn cute and Gearheardt's insane resolve is just so darn convincing. (Even though it's true that the last time around they failed spectacularly in their attempt to get Ho Chi Minh to retire to Hawaii, and then they didn't even shoot him either.) But does the Agency really want the Cubans to take over Mexico?
 
The worlds of espionage and subversion are as unpredictable and absurd as any other form of warfare. Working in the tradition of Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana and his own Nam-A-Rama, Phillip Jennings gives Goodbye Mexico riotous relevance with a clear-eyed look at how the right hand of our intelligence establishment often doesn't know what the left hand is doing. The result is laughter too loud to be covert and the haunting suspicion that truth may be stranger than fiction.
 
If you thought the Vietnam War of  Nam-A-Rama was crazy, you ain't seen nothin' yet.  Say hello to Goodbye Mexico and the CIA and our foreign policy will never look the same again.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

 

About Phillip Jennings

See more books from this Author
Phillip Jennings left the Marines as a captain and subsequently flew for Air America in Laos. He won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society short fiction award in 1998. He has a degree in business administration and is the CEO of Mayfair Capital Partners. He lives in Kirkland, WA.
 
Published February 5, 2008 by Forge Books. 357 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Goodbye Mexico

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Nor does he explain believably why it would be a really good idea for Jack to talk a thuggish acquaintance of Marta’s into shooting the president of Mexico at the city’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

| Read Full Review of Goodbye Mexico

Reader Rating for Goodbye Mexico
80%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 8 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×