of “Niceville” and “Cuba Strait”: Carsten Stroud says:
This book is not only a powerful read, it's also a perfect shot to the side of the head for all those blissfully unaware folks who go off to Cuba every year for some sun and surf and come back chirping about "how happy and smiley all those Cubans are!"
This guy knows Cuba the way Hemingway knew it. Compelling and raw and gutsy.
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Danger, Intrigue, Romance & Music in Castro's Cuba
Alec McCaul is a sinister security operative living in Havana, hired by the CIA to do a threat profile on the faltering Cuban regime. He connects with his mission partner, Lucien Ruel, a deadly commando with ulterior motives. Then he runs into his lost flame Kate Adams, now a reporter with CNN. Together, with an heroic Cuban chopper pilot, a street kid and the head of Havana's mafia, McCaul and Kate dodge Cuba's security apparatus and find a rebel camp in the mountains. When a Miami Herald reporter is killed by the Cuban secret police, the White House is in a panic. Over the course of a week Alec and Kate take on the Castro regime, Islamic terrorists, the CIA and barely manage to survive the treacherous outcome.
Una Mojito Para Usted!
* * * * * CUBA LIBRE
By El Rayo (Southern California) "An excellent read. A real time insight into modern day Cuba. Only the canucks go to Cuba for vacation and this author has for sure spent some time there. Good description of the culture, music, food, dance, politics,women, night life and rum. Also a sad commentary on the deterioration of this once beautiful island.
A good suspense novel with a super twist at the end."
* * * * A trip through Cuba
By Andrea Whyte (Ontario, California) - This is not really my usual type of book but I must say I did enjoy it. It's more actiony and man things than I usually read, but it was a good quick read. I liked the descriptions of places and people in Cuba. I can recommend this.
* * * * * Swept Away
By D. Spillman (San Francisco, CA) - I did not have great expectations going in, but was pleasantly surprised to find myself "swept away" in time and place, barreling along in page-turning frenzy to the end.
A tight and twisting plot......with the action kinda like a roller coaster ride......peppered with historical references; people, places, events, well lubricated with rum and Cohiba-smoking and that irrepressible vitality that endears Cuba and it's people to our imagination and hearts long after any economic relevance........for me on a par with the lure of Tango and Buenos Aires. Plays nicely with other books I've read about Cuba; notably "Cuba and the Night" and "Havana Nocturne". All in all very good fun and a nice diversion if you're looking for one.
* * * * * Mojito! is A+
By bronx52 If you are interested in Cuba and like a good mystery then this book is for you. I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr French has managed to inject important history lessons without making them burdensome, as well as educating those of us from the US on some interesting points from our friendly neighbor to the North: Canada! (anyone who has attended public school will get the reference!) It is clear the author has a love for Cuba and the Cuban people! The plot is interesting and the story flows....do get this book. A fun read!
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