The President Plan - Desmond MeiringConstable Crime, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fading to both the panels. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but the corner of the first blank has been clipped.
Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “When Admiral Bonoris, elder statesman committed to a plot to overthrow the President of Vera Cruz, is abducted one morning and is later shot dead, shock-waves of political violence break over the Republic. The assassins proclaim themselves: they are the Third World’s Christ with a rifle: dedicated and disciplined young people in murderous search of a new justice, against all existing political structures. But just who gave them orders to kidnap and kill Bonoris? Finding that out is a job for Police Colonel Pablo Ibarra, born with nothing but a belief in his star, devoted to his police work and his Browning. The search leads him to Bonoris’ dark and lovely daughter, Adriana: to a police station manned by the dead and a farmhouse with Rouaults on the walls — but in the last gunfight, the tracks double back towards him in a mysterious and horrifying manner... Under a Latin American sun, against the skyscrapers and estancias of the rich and the encroaching squalor of the poor, young revolutionaries take on the iron Generals in a fight to the death. Desmond Meiring knows his subject, and has written a taut, absorbing thriller about South America’s politics and people.”