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See You Later, Alligator is a 1985 Blackford Oakes novel by William F. Buckley, Jr. It is the sixth of 11 novels in the series.[1]

See You Later, Alligator
AuthorWilliam F. Buckley, Jr.
CountryUnited States
SeriesBlackford Oakes
GenreSpy novel
Publication date
Media typePrint


CIA agent Blackford Oakes is sent to Cuba in 1961 to meet with Che Guevara, attempting to ease tension following the events surrounding the Bay of Pigs Invasion in the 1960s.


See You Later, Alligator reached number one on The New York Times bestseller list in June, 1985.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Andrews, Peter (March 3, 1985). "Meetcha Tomorra, Che Guevara". The New York Times.