Killing Che: a novel

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Random House,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
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1st ed.
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English
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Chuck Pfarrer's acclaimedWarrior Soulhas been called one of the finest memoirs of modern Special Operations Forces. Now the decorated Navy SEAL makes his dazzling fiction debut with this gutsy, riveting thriller about the action-packed hunt for history's most infamous rebel insurgent: Che Guevara. The year is 1967. Paul Hoyle, a CIA paramilitary officer, has resigned from the agency an incident in Laos that left one man dead and Hoyle's face scarred by gunshot. But Hoyle is soon drawn back into the agency's fold, finding himself a "fallen angel," an independent contractor the U.S. secretly sends to global hot spots. Bolivia, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is a nation ripe for Communist infiltration and revolution. So the stage is set for a duel between world ideologies, with players from Washington to Moscow to Havana. After a Bolivian army unit is disastrously ambushed, Hoyle is dispatched to South America by a CIA concerned that another Vietnam may be in the works. With Cuban-sponsored guerrillas afoot and a corrupt Bolivian military opposing them, Hoyle finds the jungle a treacherous place where honor and morality are surrendered to the basic business of survival. Though Che Guevara, the charismatic revolutionary who helped Castro take hold in Cuba, is believed to have been killed in the Congo--or executed by Fidel himself--a rucksack recovered after a deadly gunfight suggests that the Marxist rebel may be heading up this new, highly effective insurgency. World-weary Hoyle draws ever nearer to the passionate revolutionary, as a struggle between worldviews is fought with automatic weapons in steamy jungles, veiled threats in government offices, and even exchanged secrets in hotel bedrooms--for at the center of this intense cat-and-mouse game are two captivating women who may hold the keys to these men's destinies. Tania Vünke is Guevara's crucial undercover operative and occasional lover, a conflicted woman with secrets entrusted to her by Guevara himself. And beautiful Maria Agular is the elegant mistress of the Bolivian minister of information, a tormented soul whom Hoyle dares to trust with both information and his heart. Terrorism expert Chuck Pfarrer packs this electrifying plot with insider knowledge of intelligence tradecraft. Populated with powerfully drawn characters,Killing Cheis a stunning re-creation of a conflict that sealed the fate of one of the twentieth century's most controversial and complex political figures--a man whose renown continues to grow decades after his violent end. From the Hardcover edition.
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display_description A rich, complex historical novel in the spirit of Graham Greene and John Le Carre, Killing Ch ̌is a personal and political thriller that pits history's most infamous insurgent against a conflicted and world-weary CIA officer.The year is 1967; Vietnam is in flames and half a world away few realize that a firefight on a jungle road in Latin America is the beginning of a new and secret war. In the ancahuaz ͠Valley of Bolivia international revolutionary Ch ̌Guevara leads a band of guerillas determined to liberate a continent. Paul Hoyle, a CIA paramilitary officer, joins a team of operatives sent to crush the Bolivian insurgency. When a recovered backpack reveals that Che Guevara is in command of the rebels, the stage is set for a duel between world ideologies.This powerful, tragic story transports the reader into the heart of the Bolivian jungle and into a world of noble truth and glorious aspirations. Pfarrer writes of love and defeat, loyalty and betrayal, and the tragic death of an ideal.At the center of the struggle are two complex women who may hold the keys to each man's destiny: Tania, Che's crucial undercover operative and occasional lover who, unbeknownst to him, is a "deep placement" of the KGB; and Maria Agular, mistress of the Bolivian Minister of Information, whom Hoyle dares to trust with both information and his emotions.Pulsing with action, populated by rich characters, and filled with authoritative and inside details from the author, a counter insurgency expert, Killing Ch ̌is a stunning recreation of a conflict that sealed the fate of one of the 20th century's most charismatic and controversial figures.
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subject_facet Americans -- Bolivia -- Fiction, Guevara, Che, -- 1928-1967 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Paramilitary forces -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, United States. -- Army. -- Special Forces -- Fiction, United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction
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