In his private laboratory, Dr Henry Frankenstein experiments with the scientific forces behind the creation and preservation of life. Finally, with the help of his assistant, Frankenstein assembles a living being from parts of unearthed corpses. But, the dire and terrifying consequences of giving it life are beyond his imagination.
Here is a true literary eventyes'>#8211;the longawaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the worldyes'>#8217;s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagleyes'>#8217;s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition, and treacherous betrayal.In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexicoyes'>#8217;s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washingtonyes'>#8217;s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a yes'>#8220;glitchyes'>#8221; in a Florida satellite, Americayes'>#8217;s president cuts Mexicoyes'>#8217;s communications systemsyes'>#8211;no phones, faxes, or emailsyes'>#8211;and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions.Now, despite the motto that yes'>#8220;a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing,yes'>#8221; people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of manyes'>#8217;s motives and desires. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achive the power they all so desperately crave.From the Hardcover edition.