By Derek Robinson
Pit unstoppable conmen opposed to one another, throw in a truckload of greenbacks, upload adequate political paranoia to ship all the US having a look less than its beds for Reds, cue within the CIA, the KGB, MI6 and the Mafia, all dressed to kill, and you have got "Red Rag Blues". this can be america, 1953. One conman is senator Joe McCarthy, excessive priest of America's holy warfare on crimson treachery. the opposite conman is Luis Cabrillo. as soon as he made a fortune as a contract in counter-intelligence. Now he is flat broke. the 2 males embody one another like clams. Luis sells Joe a gradual move of bogus Commie treachery. either males prosper. yet Luis's dodgy previous is catching up with him...Also meet: Julie Conroy, Luis's female friend, a corker of a brand new Yorker; Soviet undercover agent Kim Philby, lately tipped to go MI6; and younger Bobby Kennedy, who relatively did serve and appreciate Joe McCarthy in 1953. "Red Rag Blues" is a black comedy encouraged by way of the genuine country of the US because the McCarthy witch-hunt reached its climax of ranting and raving, whilst it used to be not anything to snicker approximately.