The Pinochet Plot by David Myles Robinson

May 14, 2018
The Pinochet Plot Book Cover The Pinochet Plot
David Myles Robinson
Terra Nova Books
May, 1, 2018

Successful San Francisco attorney Will Muñoz has heard of the brutal former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, of course, but it's not until he receives his mother's suicide letter that he has any inkling Pinochet may have had his father, Chilean writer Ricardo Muñoz, assassinated thirty years earlier.

Her suspicions spur Will on to a quest to discover the truth about his father's death–and about the psychological forces that have driven his mother to her fatal decision. His journey takes him deep into unexpected darkness linking his current step-father, the CIA, drug-experimentation programs, and a conspiracy of domestic terrorism. The Pinochet Plot is not just a story of a man seeking inner peace; it is also a story of sinister history doomed to repeat itself.

The Pinochet Plot by David Myles Robinson
Review by Dawn Thomas

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Terra Nova Books (May 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938288203
ISBN-13: 978-1938288203

Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Political Thriller

Will Munoz is a San Francisco attorney who represents high paying slick clients. While sitting in a deposition, he asked himself how he became this person. He receives a troubling letter from his mother that leads him on a quest. His mother believes her ex-husband killed her first husband, Will’s father Ricardo Munoz. His father was a Chilean writer who wrote and spoke against the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Will enlists the help of Travis and Cheryl, his two best friends from college and coworkers. His journey takes him to places he never expected and he reminisces about his childhood before and after his father’s murder. He must find the answers before another liberal is murdered.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The intrigue of the story made it difficult to put the book down. In fact, I read it in one sitting. The mixture of fact and fiction made the story believable. The author’s writing style is easy to read and I did not want to put it down.

The book is written in first person present tense with memory flashbacks. I would recommend this book to anyone that appreciates a good mystery thriller with suspense. Although Will is an attorney, I would not classify this story as a legal thriller but more of a political thriller.

About the Author:
David Myles Robinson grew up in Pasadena, CA. He holds degrees from San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco School of Law. After practicing law for thirty-eight years in Honolulu, Hawaii, he retired with his wife, former Honolulu judge Marcia Waldorf, to Taos, NM. Robinson is the author of three previous novels: legal thrillers Tropical Lies and Tropical Judgments, and Unplayable Lie, a golf-related suspense novel.

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One Comment

  • David Myles Robinson May 15, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Thank you, Dawn, for reviewing The Pinochet Plot on this blog. I’m so glad you liked the book. Hopefully your readers will enjoy it every bit as much.

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