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The Cuban affair : a novel


"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 and The Maine 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's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is 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"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details


Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)


  • 9781501101724
  • 1501101722

Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

Description: 433 pages : colour map ; 24 cm

Notes: Coloured map on lining papers.

LCCN: 2017017727

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Freedman, J. F. — J. F. Freedman and Nelson DeMille are both strong writers who explore different settings, characters, and genres in their works. Their character-driven conspiracies are told by first person narrators who are often out of their depths. Like DeMille, Freedman's novels feature suspenseful, intricate plots and well-developed characters. -- Ellen Guerci
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938- — These authors write intricately plotted, fast-paced, and action-packed political thrillers featuring rugged and individualistic heroes, complex and twist-filled political intrigues, and gripping and suspenseful stories of intrepid spies, sinister terrorists, Soviet plots, and global threats. -- Derek Keyser
Coonts, Stephen, 1946- — Nelson DeMille and Stephen Coonts write gripping suspense novels with plots that are constructed around political intrigue, terrorism, and government machinations. Both authors are Vietnam vets, lending authenticity and grittiness to their pulse-pounding stories. -- Jessica Zellers
Silva, Daniel, 1960- — Nelson DeMille and Daniel Silva peel back the façade of the real world to reveal shocking and disturbing machinations in their works. They are both accomplished storytellers who create complex characters, intricate plots, and stunning climaxes in their novels. -- Ellen Guerci
Woods, Stuart — Nelson DeMille and Stuart Woods write page-turning thrillers with multiple plots and sub-plots. Using vivid, cinematic imagery, both authors write about realistic conflicts against backdrops such as the justice system or the political scene. Plot twists and cunning intrigues abound in their novels. -- Jessica Zellers
Littell, Robert, 1935- — Robert Littell's spy stories are less action-packed and more nuanced than Nelson DeMille's, but his work will appeal to readers looking for suspenseful atmosphere, complex plotting, and vivid, well-researched depictions of espionage tactics in the Cold-War era. -- Derek Keyser
Dickey, Christopher — Christopher Dickey and Nelson Demille both write Suspense Stories that play off headline events, evoking fears and concerns that give readers a cathartic experience. Their well-developed characters are truly affected by traumatic events. -- Ellen Guerci
Haig, Brian — For readers interested in the intersection of legal and military affairs, Brian Haig offers a great link to Nelson DeMille. Like DeMille, Haig writes in the first-person voice of a narrator whose thoughts are neither politically nor militarily correct. Snappy dialog, clearly delineated and lively characters, and well-crafted climaxes make these fast and engaging reads. -- Ellen Guerci
Caldwell, Ian, 1976-; Baldacci, David; Woods, Teri — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Plot-driven, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Thrillers and suspense' and the subject 'Murder'.
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Plot-driven, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Thrillers and suspense' and the subjects 'Murder' and 'Detectives'.

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