Professor Kent Cornett's research on presidential succession in Mexico is taking unexpected turns. What is always a high-stakes affair wrapped in secrecy - just how the president of Mexico handpicks his successor - now becomes a backdrop for murder and intrigue. A librarian in Mexico City who for years has helped Kent is suddenly brutally murdered; Kent is courted by agents of the United States intelligence community who seek his help in conducting espionage in Mexico; and he finds his every move shadowed in both countries. When Kent began studying the background of the three leading candidates to become Mexico's next president, he expected the work would result in another scholarly publication. Now he just hopes he can sort out what he has unwittingly uncovered in time to prevent more deaths, including his own. Why Kent's research so threatens to disrupt naming the new president of Mexico makes for a fast-paced political thriller. By entwining the worlds of academia and international politics, this novel authentically reveals the inner workings of Mexico's political culture and Washington's interest in hemispheric stability while probing ethics and security issues in both countries.
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Published April 1, 1993
by University of New Mexico Press.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.