Glass Mountain

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Fiction - 295 pages
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When Carlos Fuertes looks in the mirror, he sees a dead man. Son of an assassinated Latin American president, Carlos found his calling in Vietnam going on lone raids north of the DMZ. Now he works out of Tijuana, Mexico, stealing children for the losing parties in divorce custody contests, his nerve and self-respect broken, a victim of terrifying hallucinations.A phone call from the past offers a reprieve: an "op" is being mounted to kidnap a fugitive American financier from Central America. An authentic trial, Carlos decides, with authentic risk, is the only way back from death in life.Through the grueling preparation stage and meticulous setup, Carlos begins to rediscover himself, even as he puts on the roles the operation requires. Only near its end, however, does he see his chance to repair his life fully.Glass Mountain renders the details and tension of a covert military operation with riveting immediacy, then turns the excitement higher through a rescue and escape Carlos improvises on the fly. With mastery of form and language, R. M. Koster crafts an exhilarating novel on the classic American theme of redemption through violence--a fitting sequel to his acclaimed Tinieblas Trilogy.
 

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GLASS MOUNTAIN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A high-concept premise unfortunately obscures both characterization and theme in the latest from Koster, an American writer based in Panama who's best known for his Latin American-based, science ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
8
Section 4
19
Section 5
20
Section 6
26
Section 7
37
Section 8
41
Section 19
116
Section 20
122
Section 21
140
Section 22
154
Section 23
169
Section 24
181
Section 25
188
Section 26
192

Section 9
44
Section 10
48
Section 11
51
Section 12
57
Section 13
63
Section 14
72
Section 15
79
Section 16
86
Section 17
94
Section 18
107
Section 27
199
Section 28
215
Section 29
223
Section 30
231
Section 31
239
Section 32
259
Section 33
274
Section 34
291
Section 35
296
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About the author (2001)

R. M. Koster is the author of The Tinieblas Trilogy, comprising The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon. He lives in Panama.

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