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Mongoose, R.I.P.


Superspy Blackford Oakes is sent to Cuba on a mission to assassinate Castro, but he stumbles instead upon a plot to kill President Kennedy. A ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Grea Fun and a Gas

by ghmus7 on Nov 20, 2007

This may be the best of the Buckley "Blacky" books, the adventures of the impossibly handsome, prodigiously talented and of course, politically (but not amourously) conservative American spy. Although Blackford Oakes is a literary creation and sometime just a little over the top, the reader comes to appreciate him as a freind and patriot. Notable in this book, is the quite accurate portrayal of Fidel Castro, who comes to life in a vivid way not possible in a straight historical biography. indeed, I would venture that this novel is a good place to start concering Castros' life and political aims. However that does nothing to obscure the fun of reading the whole series, which will engage you from the beginning. Buckley is obviously a skilled writer of prose, and it shows when he turns his hand to the more popular style.

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