Foreign Service Family Style
A Narc and his family travel to a foreign land, Paraguay, where he sets up a DEA office in the American Embassy. The family enjoys and experiences new customs. Conflict comes when the Narc's idea of personal responsibility clashes with the Ambassador's policy on collateral damage. More
A federal Narcotic agent is sent to Paraguay to open an office in the US Embassy primarily to pressure the local government to extradite "The Latin Connection". He has been indicted in New York for smuggling hundreds of kilos of French heroin to the United States by way of South America, but remains free on bond in Asuncion.
The Narc's wife, an RN, and their three children accompany him. The essence of the book tells how they react to living and working in a third world country. The chapters are written by both the Narc and his wife, reflecting their different viewpoints of life and events in a faraway land.
The chapters include the Narc's work in Bolivia and Ecuador, a safari into the Chaco region, a family visit to a cattle ranch owned by a retired USAF colonel. The ranch was in the middle of nowhere and could only be reached by plane. Other chapters include the wife's description of daily life, being nurse for a church camp under primitive conditions, and travels to Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.
The book concludes with an incident that challenges the Narc's moral and professional ethics against the Ambassador's idea of collateral damage.
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