This novel is inspired by real events. It is a novel of universal appeal situated mainly in the US and Argentina in a time period ranging from the 1950s until the present.
Marcos Aguinis recreates the historical environment of the time with impeccable talent. The novel’s main male characters include White supremacists, torturers, members of fanatic religious sects and other individuals who agitate our troubled times. The novel also includes several female characters who are linked to these men’s destinies and display traits ranging from strong rebellion to gentle submission.
Opposite to the vast shadow of evil are intimate and pure human beings driven by love and the search for truth; these characters attempt to decipher the links between the past and a present filled with aberrations.
The characters come from different worlds but circumstances drag them into a common and solid plot threaded by an electrifying style.
‘The enlightened ones’ is a cleverly conceived novel that is supported by careful research. It includes an intertwined combination of fanaticism, obsession, corruption, drug trafficking, deeply entrenched values, and sacrifice. Greed and nobility underlie this literary adventure in a journey that uncovers the unrelenting search for power at any cost.