What I really loved about this book in a whole though was that it was filled with a lot of witty camaraderie between the characters which was an enjoyable, well-needed, and fun aspect to this novel after reading some really emotional and heavy books lately. I was hoping for another Gold Coast. We readers get lots of information about modern-day Cuba and the conditions there after so many years of US embargo. Of course things don't go as planned. Up the ante to over a million dollars for his troubles and he is in.
They are both informative and entertaining. Much of the The second I finished this book, my husband broke into a happy dance. He really ratchets up the pace at the end and you're hanging on for a wild ride. Open Preview See a Problem? View all 4 comments. He said "I called James Patterson's house to talk to him recently.
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I was left with the feeling that I just read a great movie script…. Plus it was so easy could to imagine drinking with these guys - while watching the sunset!!! With relations normalizing between the US and Cuba for the first time in over fifty years, they want to hire him to assist in retrieving millions owed to Cuban ex-pats who escaped during the Missile Crisis. I'd love to see another book featuring Mac some day.
Then the price goes up to 2 million and Mac agrees to he hear the deal and meet Carlos's clients. As you can predict, things don't go as smoothly as everyone hoped. I love you beyond reason.
This was my very first introduction to this author and this book has definitely enticed me to read more novels by Nelson DeMille in the future. Mac, the protagonist is a great character. I just yearn for the Nelson who wrote Plum Island that I had to read in one sitting. What I really loved about this book in a whole though was that it was filled with a lot of witty camaraderie between the characters which was an enjoyable, well-needed, and fun aspect to this novel after reading some really emotional and heavy books lately. He's a decent, down-to-earth guy who doesn't harbor aspirations, just a quiet life where he can rely only on himself to earn his money.
I recommend watching the interview, which is available on their website, booktv. Nelson used to be my favorite author. This culminates in a high speed shootout on the high seas. Mac and his crew must navigate the international waters while trying to avoid ending up in a watery grave. I liked Mac's voice and the humour that ran through the book -- including his depiction of a minor character who is an American novelist on a tour in Cuba doing research for a new book. Also, his humor returns in this novel, which i loved so much in his early novels.
No need to worry- the story-line takes the front seat while the politics is kept to a minimum! While I did enjoy the storyline, I felt at times it dragged. DeMille wasn't already at the apex of his writing prowess, then this one surely rocketed him over the top! View all 51 comments. That was easily my biggest take-away from The Cuban Affair. Little does he know that his trip to Cuba with the beautiful Sara Ortega does make a difference and will honor his background.
Under the guise of a fishing tournament, Mac and his new customers set off for Cuba to track down a decades-old stash of cash. Whatever Cuba might be to the reader, this is a wonderful story and keeps the action going until the final pages. The stakes become higher and higher.
View all 10 comments. Little does he know that his trip to Cuba with the beautiful Sara Ortega does make a difference and will honor his background. Jul 12, 2017 Pamela rated it it was amazing Shelves:
I am surrounded by coulee's where I live! It reads as if DeMille did more than visit Cuba and do research, he writes with an assurance of Cuba and her people that make it sound as if he were a citizen. Mac is a thirty-five-year old ex Army, Purple Hearted and Silver Stared veteran living in Key West making a living on his fishing boat. The plot slowly builds. For this review and our full traveling sister review please visit Norma and Brenda's fantastic book blog:
- As this novel is set in the beginning days of the Cu Once again Nelson Demille shows us his mastery of the fast moving, clever thriller. DeMille keeps a nice level of suspense going throughout the book. When he is approached about a possible job, he knows immediately this is not an ordinary client out for a fishing expedition or romantic cruise. That's great, but what's even better is the intriguing, action-filled plot that kept me thumbing through the pages of my Kindle and unwilling to put it down yet another thorn in the side of my husband, who expected to be fed now and again.
- The book First off, let me confess. View all 3 comments. Lists with This Book. And will he live to tell the tale? The story begins as Mac is waiting in the Green Parrot Bar for a meeting with Carlos, a high-powered lawyer from Miami who's made a name for himself among anti-Castro groups. An honest to goodness surprise!
However, their Cuban tour guide may be onto them and tips his hand a little too soon. So, if you don't mind chapters of 20 pages where the actions could have been dramatized in 7, this novel will be perfect for you. 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. Army combat veteran, and his crazy old partner in crime, U.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A thriller means it's supposed to be thrilling. Fans of DeMille have grown to love his writing style filled with his witty demeanor, sarcastic humor, romance, and thrilling scenes.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Their act seems to be successful although suspicions from the tour guide begin to challenge this perception. They are both informative and entertaining. View all 20 comments.