The Pinochet Plot

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The Pinochet Plot by David Myles Robinson embodies an intricate narrative of mystery, deceit, murder, and cover-ups that spans decades, agencies, and international shores from the United States to Chile to eventually India. The novel follows Will Muñoz, a lawyer living in California who, on the day he is set to begin a much-needed leave of absence from his practice, discovers that his mother has abruptly committed suicide. Her death leads Will down a complicated path to discover why his mother took her own life and how this connects to his father’s murder decades earlier. If his mother’s final implications prove true, then Will’s father died trying to publish an explosive manuscript divulging the abusive actions of a corrupt dictator, the Chilean President Augusto Pinochet. As his mother’s suicide note explains, “I don’t know if you accepted the police version of events surrounding your father’s death or not. We never really talked about it. But I think you know that I didn’t buy the burglary-gone-wrong scenario. I believe your father was assassinated.” With the assistance of his law partner and lover, Cheryl, and office private investigator, Travis, Will dives head first into this puzzling mystery. The more secrets they uncover, the more questions that begin to surface. As the details evolve, Will must come to the horrifying realization that his own stepfather may have had a hand in his father’s assassination. What’s more, his father’s death may represent only the tip of the iceberg in a series of activists’ murders.

Robinson’s shocking page-turner elaborately weaves historical figures and events into a mind-blowing whodunit that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Interspersed throughout the mystery are informative details that round out the historical fiction work. Particulars such as “our boy Townley was said to be instrumental in causing the resignation of General Carlos Prats, the head of the Chilean army….[A] military coup resulted in the death of Salvador Allende and the takeover of his government. Pinochet became the not-so-democratically-elected president of Chile” contribute to the authenticity and allure of Robinson’s publication. These components fill out the depiction and provide an intriguing framework to the narrative. Readers will appreciate the plausibility these specifics seamlessly add to the storyline. The Pinochet Plot incorporates romance, mystery, and history into a fascinating narrative ideal for a mature audience given the graphic nature of the storyline. The plethora of detail and fascinating storyline will have booklovers eager to read this work again and again.


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Author David Myles Robinson
Star Count 5/5
Format eBook
Page Count 280 pages
Publisher Terra Nova Books
Publish Date 2018-May-01
ISBN 9781938288203
Amazon Buy this Book
Issue May 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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