Synopses & Reviews
Greg Simon and Julio Fernandez are investigative jounalists who are chasing down an elaborate conspiracy plot. The story they discover and type out together weaves truth with lies, wild humor with tragedy, and reality with fantasy--a stranger-than-fiction tale of imperial excess where delusion makes perfect sense.
"Taibo writes with genuine savvy, a crackling wit and a certain zaniness that is his very own . . . A storyteller of real genius." --Los Angeles Times
"Like Bach (or Houdini), the pleasure Taibo offers us consists in watching him set himself a problem of astonishing complexity and then solve it." --New York Newsday
About the Author
Paco Ignacio Taibo II
is a Mexican historian and writer, the author of numerous cfrime novels, historical works and the founder of Semana Negra, the annual international crime writers' congress in Spain. He lives in Mexico City with his wife and daughter.