Under a False Flag
Tom Gething, Jun 15, 2012 - 323 pages
October, 1972. Will Porter joins the CIA's secret war against Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende. Working under cover, Will's job is to manage the dirty money being used to fund the opposition and to disrupt the Chilean economy. As protests, general strikes and paramilitary terrorism bring Chile to the brink of civil war, Will learns just how far the CIA will go to achieve its objective. A budding friendship with university student Ernesto Manning and his beautiful sister, Gabriela, complicates Will's job and threatens to blow his cover. In a turbulent world of deceivers and deceived, Will must choose between friendship and betrayal, truth and lies, love and duty. Based on historical events, this compelling novel brings to life a tragic moment that changed the course of a nation. "It is not a part of American history that we are proud of," said Secretary of State Colin Powell.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Allende Allende’s Alonso Bernie Beto blue briefcase brother called can’t Cantinflas captain Carabineros chair cheek Chile Chilean Chillán cigarette Claudia Colonia Dignidad couldn’t coup Dave Phillips desk door embassy eyes face felt Ford Falcon front fucking Gabi Gabriela gave Girardi glass guayabera hair hallway hand he’d he’s heard Isaacson isn’t kiss knew leaned Let’s Leti lips Lipton Lipton asked looked lunch Major Covarrubias Mamá Marxist McPhearson meeting morning mother mouth nodded Ñuble O’Dea Okay opened Pablo Neruda Patria y Libertad plaza political radio restaurant Ricardo Roland Fabré Saavedra Santiago seat Señora Ema shirt Shit shook his head smiled soldiers someone stood stopped street sure talk tell There’s things thought tion told took turned Víctor voice waited walked wasn’t watched what’s Will’s worry Yeah you’re