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The Mongolian Conspiracy

(2013)
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A gripping and hilarious 1960s Mexico City noir

Only a couple of days before the state visit of the President of the United States, Filiberto Garcia - 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.

Garcia 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The best f***ing novel ever written about Mexico city." - Francisco Goldman


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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mongolian Conspiracy
Author(s): Rafael Bernal
ISBN: 1-78227-531-2 / 978-1-78227-531-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mongolian Conspiracy
Author(s): Rafael Bernal
ISBN: 0-8112-2066-4 / 978-0-8112-2066-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mongolian Conspiracy
Author(s): Rafael Bernal
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mongolian Conspiracy
Author(s): Rafael Bernal
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA