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Read online The Eagle's Throne.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Eagle's Throne Here is a true literary event the long awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes one of the world s great writers By turns a tragedy and a farce an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics The Eagle s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue sexual deception naked ambition and treacherous betrayal In the near future at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council Mexico s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U S occupation of Colombia and Washington s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil Retaliation is swift Concocting a glitch in a Florida satellite America s president cuts Mexico s communications systems no phones faxes or e mails and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions .

Now despite the motto that a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing people have no choice but to communicate through letters which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man s motives and desires As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex political adversaries come out to prey The ineffectual president his scheming cabinet secretary a thuggish and ruthless police chief and an unscrupulous sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achieve the power they all so desperately crave .

i From the Hardcover edition i by Carlos Fuentes, Kristina Cordero

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The Eagle's Throne
Title:The Eagle's Throne
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ISBN:0812972554
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Fiction, Spanish literature
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