God's Favorite: A Novel
In this fascinating work of historical fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega.
It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriega's demons are finally beginning to catch up with him. A former friend of President Bush, Fidel Castro, and Oliver North, this universally reviled strongman is on the run from the U.S. Congress, the Justice Department, the Colombian mob, and a host of political rivals. In his desperation, he seeks salvation from any and all quarters -- God, Satan, a voodoo priest, even the spirits of his murdered enemies. But with a million-dollar price on his head and 20,000 American soldiers on his trail, Noriega is fast running out of options.
Drawn from a historical record more dramatic than even the most artful spy novel, God's Favorite is a riveting and darkly comic fictional account of the events that occurred in Panama from 1985 to the dictator's capture in 1989. With an award-winning journalist's eye for detail, Lawrence Wright leads the reader toward a dramatic face-off in the Vatican embassy, where Noriega confronts his psychological match in the papal nuncio.
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Review: God's FavoriteUser Review - Chelsea Ursaner - Goodreads
Funny, philosophical, and somewhat educational. Doesn't really matter to me that the book 'does not pretend to be a historical account' of Noriega and the Panamanian revolutions. The fictionalized characters were fun. Read full review
Review: God's FavoriteUser Review - Lee - Goodreads
In the first few pages there are very descriptive deaths by rape and other torture. I decided I did not want to continue as a scan ahead showed more of the same. Read full review