A mother who was tortured by a shadowy secret government that still exercises power lets her college daughter and a friend return to the same country. What could possibly go wrong? (Especially with the daughter asking probing questions of the current Prime Minister.) Accidental Evils plots the answer while unraveling the secret history of the dirty war in Chile and Argentina. Kidnapped by a paranoid government and sold to a human trafficker, the women are collateral damage in a political cover-up. One has a brother who is Mexican-Apache, a skilled tracker and Special Forces operative who has to move swiftly and decisively to save his sister. The premise is believable once the girls get to Chile. The machinations of the shadow government and crime bosses are written confidently, and the author weaves their stories into the dark history of our time. There are three narratives: an overall explanation of the dirty war, the girls and their abductors, and the brother using all his knowledge and gifts to find them. The chapters are short, quick glimpses of story, almost like snapshots. The history of the dirty war and its principal players is chillingly detailed as an aside. The story is engaging and the action moves quickly; the author obviously has experience and knows the world he writes about. It was an enjoyable read.
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|Page Count||422 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|