1985 "First Edition" stated; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; SIGNED BY BILL BUCKLEY to previous owner inside cover - see pic; hardbound in black and red boards with author's gilt signature embossed on front cover; quite good condition with unmarked pages; very slight list to spine; dust jacket good with minor edge wear.
The year is 1961, the setting Havana. CIA super-secret agent Blackford Oakes is sent there on a mission only to find himself in the eye of an international political hurricane.
President John F Kennedy listens to the secret proposal and approves Proyecto Caiman :Operation Aligator. Can anyone tread the deadly delicate waters of diplomacy between Cuba and the United States (on what turns out to be the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis) better than Blackford Oakes? He is JFK's personal choice - and co-star - in this, the latest in one of the most acclaimed series in espionage fiction. See You Later Alligator is Bluckley's biggest, best novel. Rich in dialogue, debate, daring, ingenuity - and in a mutual attraction with tragic consequences - it includes among other surprises, an unexpected full-length portrait of the man called Che.