The Mongolian Conspiracy

by Rafael Bernal

The Mongolian Conspiracy

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Ex-revolutionary Filiberto García is recruited to investigate rumors of an assassination plot. Translated by Katherine Silver.

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Rafael Bernal's The Mongolian Conspiracy, written in 1969, is a masterful work of hilarity and noir. Compelling and full of wit, this is a detective story with a cast of memorable characters, delicious Mexican profanities and sharp, well-placed dialogue. The protagonist, Filiberto García, is an ex–Mexican revolutionary hired by authorities to gather intelligence on a rumored assassination plot on the Mexican and American presidents. García, a "private contractor" with a set of

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