The Cuban Affair
By Nelson DeMille
Nelson DeMille’s #1 New York Times bestseller, “an action-packed, relentlessly paced thriller” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), featuring DeMille’s newest character—U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, a charter boat captain setting sail on his most dangerous cruise yet.
Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don’t tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky.
One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos’ clients—a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez.
Mac learns that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara’s grandfather when he fled Castro’s revolution. With the “Cuban Thaw” underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it’s only a matter of time before someone finds the stash—by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he’ll walk away rich…or not at all.
The Cuban Affair “is a timely stay-up-all-night, nail-biting page-turner featuring Nelson DeMille’s iconic tongue-in-cheek, articulate, rhythmic narrative. His affably irreverent protagonist, fantastic believable supporting characters, and tense, realistic Cuba-set scenes including some jaw-dropping revelations make this a must read” (Library Journal, starred review).
“Genuinely gripping” (Newsday), told with “incredible wit” (Tampa Bay Times), “The Cuban Affair feels authentic and real, and it provides knuckle-white tension mixed in with levity” (Associated Press).
The Cuban Affair5By chazminerPretty darn good read!!!
The Cuban Affair5By ReadingbytheseaThis is a good read, it was exciting with a humorous side. I will recommend this book.
The Cuban Affair5By vbcarguyGreat read . My first book by this author and loved it !
The Cuban Affair5By Pd1956Loved this book. Mr. Demille has rolled back the calendar and crafted a rollicking good novel full of his trademark wit and sarcasm, adventure and spy craft, while shining a bright light on the corruption and suppression that still exists in Cuba.
Good, but not great!4By ericandiI enjoyed this book, but it let we wanting. I really wish DeMille would bring back John Corey. I get it that as an author he probably gets bored writing sequel after sequel with the same main character, but in Corey he has a winning recipe. This new character definitely has some Corey in him, but of course that’s DeMille alter ego coming out. Bottomline, this book was good, not great, but still very much worth my money and my time.
The Cuban affair1By IraptooTerrible
The Cuban Affair5By Stacym7857Enjoyed the book greatly. Action, humor and history together. Hope to see Mac continue as a character.
Cuba Debacle2By Disappointed in ClearwaterNelson must have needed fast cash for an expansion of house on Long Island. This book is the worst thing he has ever written and I am a fan! I just kept waiting for the story to unfold in some unexpected way with a plot twist or two, never happens. Instead John Corey becomes a fisherman, meets an attractive Cuban girl, fill in the blank. Don’t bother wasting time or money!
The Cuban Affair5By PushpushStableAlways be prepared with a DeMille book...easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down. A fantastic read, packed with sarcastic wit.
The Cuban Affair2By Nelson DemillePretty hokey, beer grade.