The Last Thing He Wanted

The Last Thing He Wanted

Book - 1997
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In her first novel in twelve years, the legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provacative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene.

In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a major newspaper to do a favor for her father. Elena's father does deals. And it is while acting as his agent in one such deal--a deal that shortly goes spectacularly wrong--that she finds herself on an island where tourism has been superseded by arms dealing, covert action, and assassination. The Last Thing He Wanted is a tour de force--persuasive in its detail, dazzling in its ambiguities, enchanting in its style.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997
ISBN: 9780679752851
Branch Call Number: F DID
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm


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Apr 11, 2016

The catalog description of the book incorrectly refers to a study bible.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

A menacing tale of a woman who, estranged from her wealthy and influential husband, returns to her job as a reporter for the Washington Post. She innocently becomes entangled in arms dealing, covert operations and attempted assassinations while carrying out her dying father's last wish.

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