A tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in an Argentinian town. Fortnum, the "Honorary Consul", a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority is taken by revolutionaries. As Eduardo Plarr negotiates with revolutionaries and authorities for Fortnum's release, the corruption of both becomes evident.
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"The tension never relaxes and one reads hungrily from page to page, reading the moment it will end." - Auberon Waugh, "Evening Standard"Book Description:
A gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town, considered to be one of Greene's finest novels.
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Book Description Penguin Group (Canada), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014018497X