Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island into a Criminal Paradise
The story of how a criminal Shangri-La almost happened
In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d'etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged links with the mob, stockpiled weapons, and planned their assault. They called it Operation Red Dog. They were going to make millions. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from Louisiana on the biggest case of their lives. Bayou of Pigs tells a remarkable story of foreign military intervention, revolutionary politics, greed, treachery, stupidity, deceit, and one of the most outlandish crimes ever attempted: the theft of a nation.
Stewart Bell (Toronto, ON) is the author of Cold Terror (978-0-470-84056-6).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lkernagh - LibraryThing
I am not a big non-fiction fan, but narrative non-fiction can grab my attention. [Bayou of Pigs] tells a very interesting true story, and one I had no knowledge of before reading Bell's book. Bell ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fledgist - LibraryThing
The story of how American and Canadian mercenaries, racists and Klansmen were involved in efforts to take over the government of Dominica in 1981 in conspiracy with former prime minister Patrick John ... Read full review