The book deals with the U.S. role and its engagement in Central America. It depicts vividly how small, defenseless countries of Central America especially Nicaragua had to pay price by defying the dictates of the mighty United States which considers the region as its backyard. Washington expected them to follow meekly its footsteps without questioning its authority. They were not allowed to mould their future independently, thus transforming themselves as dependencies of the lone Super Power. Instead of declaring open war, the United States waged Low Intensity War (LIW) against the ‘errant’ Sandinistas in Nicaragua and elsewhere in the region. The LIW against Nicaragua was symbolic in the sense that any country trying to escape the firm grip of the Super Power would face similar consequence. The book is reminder for any other Third World country which attempts defy the mightiest.