In the fictional republic of Costaguana instability and revolution are the norm. When Charles Gould’s silver mine becomes a catalyst for violence, he fears his wealth will be taken by his enemies. Charging Nostromosaid to be incorruptiblewith the task of selling the silver offshore, Gould no longer fears for the fate of his wealth; however, as Nostromo’s own desire for power and fame strengthens, corruption seems the inevitable end.
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Set amid the exotic and grandiose scenery of South America, this book reveals the lives and fates of the characters as well as the physical and political composition of a whole country.