The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael BernalThe Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal

The Mongolian Conspiracy

byRafael BernalForeword byFrancisco GoldmanTranslated byKatherine Silver

Paperback | November 12, 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.

Rafael Bernal (1915-1972) was the author of many novels and plays. El Complot Mongol (1969) is regarded as his masterpiece.Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).Francisco Goldman, the author of five novels, one book of nonfiction, won ...
Title:The Mongolian ConspiracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.12 × 0.55 inPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811220664

ISBN - 13:9780811220668


Editorial Reviews

The best fucking novel ever written about Mexico City. — Francisco Goldman

As in the pulp novels of yesteryear, through sparse narrative details and fast-paced dialogue, Filisberto endears himself to the reader as that street-hardened detective who can just never shake his sense of justice. In the tradition of the classic detective novel, a fun and action-filled read. — Kirkus Reviews