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The Marcos Money : Nobody Misses a Thief's Money... Except the Thief - Danton Steele

The Marcos Money

Nobody Misses a Thief's Money... Except the Thief

Paperback

Published: 29th April 2010
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Against a geopolitical backdrop of the Soviet buildup in Asia and potential loss of U.S. bases at Subic and Clark in the Philippines, this fiction-based-on-fact alternative end for the corrupt Marcoses and Philippine democracy pits Paul Steele, rogue American banker who decides to end the regime by stealing their money, against General Roman Menchaka, a closet leftist bent on sidelining Imelda to succeed old man Marcos. Steele and Menchaka also collide over an alluring woman and because the General uncovers Steele's plan for the Marcos money. As the Philippines edges toward political and financial disaster in 1983, Menchaka edges closer to power and moves in on the banker. Incredible action scenes: CIA car hurtling through Manila's Chinatown; plane downed by shoulder-held missiles; and the final moments of Ninoy Aquino at Manila's airport combine with electronic theft in a time when computers capable of such things are only in the hands of bankers. Told by Paul's twin brother who is drawn in after Paul goes missing in Manila, tension and suspense build as the scene for the theft is set in Reagan-era Washington, New York, Kashmir, Singapore, and locales across the Philippines. Steele weaves passion and compassion into colorful characters and glimpses of Philippine and other cultures as the tale races to a startling, explosive climax. "I LOVE this book!!! Unusual subject matter, memorable characters, exotic places, and fast pace. I enjoy thrillers, and this one goes to the top of my list." - Constanza Low, Pine Plains, NY "Compelling historical fiction that expertly captures the Philippines of 1983 with a mix of Robin Hood and power politics. A racy page turner." - Mark Johnson, San Diego, CA "Truth or fiction, this fast-paced tale pulls you in and won't let go. Riveting!" - Jane Gindin, Austin, TX "Every page ... a new country, another adventure, the next intrigue. You can't put it down." - Sara Sullivan, Boston, MA

ISBN: 9781451562378
ISBN-10: 1451562373
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 29th April 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39