➻ Eating with the Enemy Free ➱ Author Robert Egan – Thomashillier.co.uk There was only one chair in the room Fluorescent tubes on the ceiling hummed with blue light The woman smiled and explained in a soothing voice that there were some “procedures” they had to go thr There was only one chair in the room Fluorescent tubes on the ceiling hummed with blue light The woman smiled and explained in a soothing voice that there were some “procedures” they had to go through “We’re just going to put you under for a few minutes” she said One of the officials told me to turn around “Do I have a choice” I lowered my pants exposing most of my Eating with PDF/EPUB or left butt cheek The woman came up from behind me and I felt a sharp prick as she pushed in the needle and rammed the solution into my muscle When she finished I sat down “Which agency do you work for CIA” asked the other male official “I operate independently” I said I started to feel good Very good I had the urge to laugh even though nobody had said anything funny “I’m a lone wolf And I make burgers for a living I’m a burger making lone wolf” I must have blacked out for some of it When I opened my eyes again the two men were there but the woman was gone I wiped my nose and my hand came away bloody I suddenly felt so sick and dizzy I thought I’d had a stroke “What the fuckIn Pyongyang in Robert Egan was given Sodium Pentathol or “truth serum” by North Korean agents trying to determine his real identity What was he doing in the world’s most isolated nation while the US government recoiled at its human rights record and its uest for dangerous nukes Why had he befriended one of North Korea’s top envoys to the United Nations What was Egan after Fast paced and often astounding Eating with the Enemy is the tale of a restless restaurant owner from a mobbed up New Jersey town who for thirteen years inserted himself into the high stakes diplomatic battles between the United States and North KoreaEgan dropped out of high school in working class Fairfield New Jersey in the midseventies and might have followed his father’s path as a roofing contractor But Bobby had bigger plans for himself and after a few years wasted on drugs and petty crime his life took an astonishing turn when his interest in the search for Vietnam era POWs led to an introduction in the early nineties to North Korean officials desperate to improve relations with the United States So Egan turned his restaurant Cubby’s into his own version of Camp David Between ball games fishing trips and heaping plates of pork ribs he advised deputy ambassador to the United Nations Han Song Ryol and other North Koreans during tumultuous years that saw the death of Kim Il sung and the rise of Kim Jong il false starts toward peace during the Clinton administration the Bush “Axis of Evil” era and North Korea’s successful test of a nuclear weapon in All the while Egan informed for the FBI vexed the White House with his meddling chaperoned the communist nation’s athletes on hilarious adventures and nearly rescued a captured US Navy vessel all in the interest of promoting peaceEgan parses US foreign policy with a mobster’s street smarts and he challenges the idea that the United States should not have relations with its adversaries The intense yet unlikely friendship between him and Ambassador Han provides hope for better relations between enemy nations and shows just how far one lone citizen can go when he tries to right the world’s wrongs .
- 400 pages
- Eating with the Enemy
- Robert Egan
- 19 September 2016 Robert Egan