Dramatic Novel Tabs CIA Involvement in Chilean Coup,
This review is from: The Flower Man's Daughter (Paperback)
By Eugene R. Hull (see all my reviews)
With "The Flower Man's Daughter", Jack Sobel has skillfully crafted a first novel that recounts the violent coup (backed by the CIA) that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973.
The author has researched his subject well. He details the complexities of events which serve as the vivid setting for the experiences of his protagonist, Tony Gannon, a young rookie CIA officer, recruited out of Yale and eventually sent to Chile as an undercover operative. There Gannon is gradually, and reluctantly, more involved in the rapid downward spiral of a political revolution.
Thrust ever deeper into midst of the conflict, Gannon is suddenly faced with a dangerous decision that affects his future and the lives of others dear to him.
The author says he set out to write an entertaining and enjoyable story. "The Flower Man's Daughter" is that and much more. It is high drama that raises ethical issues similar to those confronting our nation today. It succeeds as both historical exposition and compelling fiction.
I found "The Flower Man's Daughter" to be an excellent read. An admirable first novel in anyone's book
Author: "Hooked On a Horn", "Slice of Life", Going To Court".