Velvet Was the Night

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia

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Mexico City in the 1970s is dominated by societal unrest. Dragged into the political intrigue by their search for a missing art student and activist are Maite, a legal secretary longing for romance and adventure, and Elvis, a thug from a right-wing gang, ready to turn over a new leaf.

Radicals and dissidents, shady government agents and henchmen, and factions and infiltration are all here in this noirish romp, tempered by the music loving and avid reading of Maite and Elvis, and reflecting the real-life upheaval and suppression of political dissents of the time.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"When it comes to pure escapism, this book is highly enjoyable."

"The story romps along at a brisk pace."

"The book is a delightful noirish romp which goes rollicking along in more and more convoluted twists to a conclusion where everyone gets their just deserts."

"Loved that there was a Spotify playlist from the songs referenced in the book."

"I found that the book was a slow starter, but then I got engaged."

"Extremely gripping and well-written."

"The book is based on facts that we should know, but probably don't."

"There is plenty of violence but almost of a slapstick variety."



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