Joel D. Hirst

"CHARACTER? i SHOULD have thought it needed a good deal of character to throw up a career after half an hour's meditation, because you saw in another way of living a more intense significance."

- W. Somerset Maugham

"The magical realism in this novel so resembles socialist Venezuela that it is hard not to attribute first and last names to the novel's protagonists.  Those who seek to understand the reality of life in that country, or who simply seek to enjoy a riveting story should read 'The Lieutenant of San Porfirio'"

Dr. Alejandro Toledo - President of Peru 2001-2006