Intelligence failure: Two words have become linked at the hip. Remember when our alphabet agencies - CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI - were actually competent? Are you sure? Maybe they were just better at burying their mistakes. Our spooks have been playing games with other governments for half a century. Allies and enemies alike have gotten tired of our grubby fingerprints all over their national interests. Gearheardt's answer? Be sure to wear gloves! Gearheardt - apparently back from the dead, or maybe Laos - wants to play for all the Mexican marbles, and he insists he needs Jack's help to do it. Jack really is in the CIA by now, temporarily running the Mexico City station at the embassy, and ought to know better, but Gearheardt's sexy assistant with the disdain for clothes is so darn cute and Gearheardt's insane resolve is just so darn convincing. But does the Agency really want the Cubans to take over Mexico? Well, the good Cubans, maybe.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 144.8 x 210.8 x 33mm | 453.6g
- 14 May 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"NAM-A-RAMA has enough surprise, manic laughter and grisly just-born newness in it to earn comparison to Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and to Jospeh Heller's Catch-22" - New York Times Book Review"
About Phillip Jennings
Phillip Jennings left the Marines as a captain and subsequently flew for Air America in Laos. He won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society short fiction award in 1998. He has a degree in business administration and is the CEO of Mayfair Capital Partners. He lives in Kirkland, WA.