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LEFT FOR DEAD by Paul Engleman


by Paul Engleman

Pub Date: Feb. 9th, 1996
ISBN: 0-312-13534-3
Publisher: St. Martin's

 Blaxploitation actress Harmony Rollins would like to find her brother Harpo, and so would the FBI. Back in his Black Panther days, Harpo burgled an FBI office, and now (1972) that he's joined the inner circle of the People's Revolutionary Front, he's more popular than ever with law enforcement. But it's more complicated than that--it always is in Engleman's overstuffed tales of intrigue (The Man with My Name, 1995, etc.)--since somebody in the PRF (Harpo? Supreme Commander Hartman DeWitt? one of DeWitt's strong, stupid underlings?) is evidently an FBI informant; and somebody, not content with the ritual beatings and stompings that turn up every twenty pages, is a murderer as well. Another dizzying period piece, chockablock with heartwarming, if not terribly timely, revelations about J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.