The Cuban AffairNelson DeMille
The New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall is back with a fast-paced and action-filled thriller underpinned with an impressive amount of detailed research surrounding Cuba’s history and political relations with the US.
Daniel “Mac” MacCormick is a US Army combat veteran turned charter boat captain who is propositioned with an unexpected mission – a dangerous trip to retrieve a huge stash of cash hidden in a Cuban cave since the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Mac accepts this mission following the promise of a massive payoff that will see him settle the debt owed on his charter boat, The Maine.
The instigators of the operation are the beautiful Sara, mysterious Cuban exile Eduardo, and Miami lawyer Carlos. As the story progresses, we learn that it is not only money driving these characters on a seemingly suicidal mission. Mac is faced with the decision to either continue on with the job with three million dollars in his sights, or turn back to his home in Key West.
DeMille’s writing is weaved with witty humour that had me giggling throughout. The plot is intriguing, and the characters are well-rounded and dynamic. It is evident that DeMille has spent a great deal of time researching content for The Cuban Affair, and it makes for a very authentic and plausible story.