Frantz and Jackson lead us through a detailed story of drugs, money, international intrigue, greed, violence and corruption. They then leave us with the question "How much damage can he inflict on his former allies?" Were Noriega to hang himself in his cell tomorrow and never go to trial, he would have had his revenge. He would have shown the world that the U.S. government, in both its foreign and domestic affairs, and even in the courts where it supposedly follows rules designed to protect the freedom of its citizens, has fallen into the hands of individuals who, in the pursuit of their own careers and goals, are as cynical, amoral and duplicitous as Manuel Noriega himself.
WILLIAM S. PIRONE