OVERRIDE

Goodbye Mexico

Phillip Jennings

Forge Books

Intelligence Failure 
Two words now joined at the hip. Remember when our alphabet agencies - CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI - were actually competent? Are you sure? Maybe they were just better at burying their mistakes. . . .

Our spooks have been playing games with other governments for half a century. Allies and enemies alike have gotten tired of our grubby fingerprints all over their national interests. Gearheardt's answer? Be sure to wear gloves!

Gearheardt - apparently back from the dead, or maybe Laos - wants to play for all the Mexican marbles, and he insists he needs Jack's help to do it. Just like the last time in Vietnam, he claims to be working for "the Company."

Jack really is in the CIA now, temporarily running the Mexico City station at the embassy, and ought to know better, but Gearheardt's sexy assistant with the disdain for clothes is so darn cute and Gearheardt's insane resolve is just so darn convincing. (Even though it's true that the last time around they failed spectacularly in their attempt to get Ho Chi Minh to retire to Hawaii, and then they didn't even shoot him either.) But does the Agency really want the Cubans to take over Mexico?
 
The worlds of espionage and subversion are as unpredictable and absurd as any other form of warfare. Working in the tradition of Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana and his own Nam-A-Rama, Phillip Jennings gives Goodbye Mexico riotous relevance with a clear-eyed look at how the right hand of our intelligence establishment often doesn't know what the left hand is doing. The result is laughter too loud to be covert and the haunting suspicion that truth may be stranger than fiction.
 
If you thought the Vietnam War of  Nam-A-Rama was crazy, you ain't seen nothin' yet.  Say hello to Goodbye Mexico and the CIA and our foreign policy will never look the same again.
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Goodbye Mexico
Chapter UnoSouth of the Border, But North of PanamaGearheardt looked damned good for a dead man. Same silly grin. Same low slouch in the chair. His left foot, sockless in his penny loafer, rested on the corner of my desk and balanced him as he leaned on the two back legs of the government issue, standard low-level embassy employee furniture. His cigarette ash landed lightly on my inexpensive carpet, a gift from one of my Mexican assets, as he waved his arms demonstratively with his story."So the Nungs dragged me out, probably so they could eat fresh-cooked meat, but unfortunately
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Goodbye Mexico
 
"If any book has better depicted the absurd, maddening and duplicitous world of espionage, it's still classified. Complete with pygmies, prostitutes, popes, presidents, naked spies, missing jackets and parking accommodations for burros--Goodbye Mexico reads like a laundry list of must-have items for any American intelligence officer." -Kevin Hazzard, author of Sleeping Dogs

"A riotous sequel . . . very funny." -Publishers Weekly
 
"This book is almost too funny to be fiction. Phil Jennings' tales of hilarity and criminality are matched only by the front pages of
America's newspapers, and my laughter only stopped when I wondered: could this be true?" --Nathaniel Fick, former U.S. Marine Captain and author of One Bullet Away
 
"If you've ever wanted to overthrow a Latin American country with the help of a cool, courage-crazy Marine turned CIA agent -- and what man-jack amongst us, hasn't it? -- then you ought to love this book and the immortal characters of Gearhardt and Jack Armstrong. Here's hoping Major Crenshaw succeeds next time -- (and you'll have to read the book to find out what I mean)."
 -- H. W. Crocker III, author of Don't Tread on Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting and the award-winning comic novel The Old Limey

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Phillip Jennings

  • Phillip Jennings left the Marines as a captain and subsequently flew for Air America in Laos. He won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society short fiction award in 1998. He has a degree in business administration and is the CEO of Mayfair Capital Partners. He lives in Kirkland, WA.
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Goodbye Mexico

Phillip Jennings

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