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The Confession of Joe Cullen
by Howard Fast
Both a page-turning thriller and a morality tale, Fast's new contemporary novel is a story about drugs, about fear and faith, about lies and deception at the highest levels of government . . . and about people who put their lives on the line for America.#Houghton Mifflin.
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Houghton Mifflin
(first published 1989)
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I loved this Confession of Joe Cullen book, although, if it hadn't been Howard Fast (it's no secret--I'm a huge fan), I may well have not read beyond the first chapter/confession--Guy walks into a bar, says, "Hey bartender, who's the good lookin' dame in the corner..." Well, i'm being facetious, but it really came off as second rate New York gumshoe material. But it is Howard Fast so I didn't quit there, and it turned out to be, not only great historical fiction and social commentary, so typical ...more
Viet Nam vet is broke without a job. His only skill is as a pilot. He is offered a job flying weapons to Nicaragua and drugs back. He is told the CIA and military are involved so there is no way he could get into trouble. When the CIA kills a priest because he is helping the peasants resist the Contras, the pilot stops flying. His conscience gets to him and he tells his story to a Brooklyn print and a NYC prostitute. Both suddenly end up dead. An honest detective tries to help but not in time an ...more
Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible ...moreMore about Howard Fast...