Gods Favorite: A Novel

Gods Favorite: A Novel by Lawrence Wright 0684868105 9780684868103
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In this fascinating work of historical fiction, award-winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. <P> It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriegas demons are finally beginning to catch up with him. A former friend of President Bush, Fidel Castro, and Oliver North, this universally reviled strongman is on the run from the U.S. Congress, the Justice Department, the Colombian mob, and a host of political rivals. In his desperation, Tony Noriega seeks salvation from any and all quarters -- God, Satan, a voodoo priest, even the spirits of his murdered enemies. But with a million-dollar price on his head and 20,000 American soldiers on his trail, Noriega is fast running out of options. <P> Drawn from a historical record more dramatic than even the most artful spy novel. Gods Favorite is a riveting and darkly comic fictional account of the events that occurred in Panamafrom 1985 to the dictators capture in 1989. With a journalists eye for detail, Lawrence Wright leads the reader toward a dramatic face-off in

Author: Lawrence Wright

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2000-03-09


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