Morir en el golfo – Héctor Aguilar Camín

9786070710674[1]

My rating – 5 stars

A remarkable novel dealing with the power of the press, elected politicians and the entrenched interests of the “petroleum mafia” in Mexico of the 1980s. An ambitious politician plays on an influential journalist’s feelings for the politician’s wife to take control of valuable property in Tamaulipas and force his way to the table with the big players in the oil industry. Corruption, greed, betrayal and murder are served up compellingly by a great writer. I loved this book.

MORIR EN EL GOLFO ES LA PUESTA EN ESCENA DE UN PLEITO MORTAL. DE UN LADO, LA HERMOSA Y PERVERSA ANABELA GUILLAUMIN Y SU MARIDO, EL DESORBITADO POLITICO FRANCISCO ROJANO. DEL OTRO, UN CACIQUE SINDICAL PETROLERO, LAZARO PIZARRO, ENCARNACION EXTRAORDINARIA DEL MUNDO CORPORATIVO Y AUTORITARIO MEXICANO. EN MEDIO, EL NARRADOR DE LA HISTORIA, UN COLUMNISTA INFLUYENTE, ARRASADO AL PLEITO POR SU VIEJA CUENTA DE AMORES Y AMISTAD CON ANABELLA Y RIOJANO. FRENTE A ELLOS, TESTIGO Y ARBITRO, EL PERSONAJE SIN NOMBRE, JEFE DE LA POLICIA POLITICA DEL PAIS, RESPONSABLE DE LA SEGURIDAD PUBLICA, ADMINISTRADOR DE LAS SOMBRAS Y LOS SECRETOS DEL ESTADO.

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