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. In this thriller, Mac gets involved in a Cuban caper with exiled Cubans. I know my reactions sounds prissy. Refresh and try again. He has just the right amount of machismo to lure in the women and leave the men beating their chests in jealousy.
Trouble is, they still need to get back to US soil before they are caught by the Cubans. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Scott was so good that a few times I seriously wondered if I would have enjoyed this book without him.
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This was an intriguing story with great characters, a suspenseful plot, intense action and an interesting history lesson. The author has written a tense and suspenseful thriller that is a fun and entertaining read. But along came this character - Daniel Graham "Mac" MacCormick - who triggered giggles, snorts, chuckles and occasionally, outright guffaws from my side of the room. The Less Than Good: Of course things don't go as planned. But I liked the way the plot developed and the pace of the story which moved along quite well.
And while once the action got going the book really crackled, it took a little too long to get to that point—I felt a little too much time was spent setting up background and painting the scene. Some will do most anything to derail it. Side love story between Mac and Sara was not believable-"too heavy, too quickly" Diane S. View all 20 comments. Where the book really excels is in the detailed descriptions of Cuba, the dilapidated nature of Havana, its architecture, life, culture and its people. Why does everyone feel compelled to tell the whole story instead of just reviewing the merits of the book?
View all 4 comments. Liked learning more about life in Cuba, its history, and ongoing political relationship with America. Nelson DeMille has a style all his own and exemplifies it yet again here. DeMille lifts that veil to take a peek inside a well-hidden country rich with native culture. 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. Fans of DeMille have grown to love his writing style filled with his witty demeanor, sarcastic humor, romance, and thrilling scenes.
The suspense continued to build throughout the first half of the book, but there was no real action to keep me glued to the pages until close to the end. View all 8 comments. Has Mac taken on more than he can handle? Through his network of friends he got to meet with the American ambassador of the new embassy in Havana. I just yearn for the Nelson who wrote Plum Island that I had to read in one sitting. Nelson DeMille has written a rollicking good thriller underpinned with an impressive amount of detailed research on Cuba and its history and relations with the US.
The Cuban thaw adds urgency to the mission as the consequences are likely to lead to a speedy discovery of the hidden loot. Quotes from The Cuban Affair. I had little knowledge of Cuban history and politics so I worried that this novel might be over my he 3.
Witty yet full of social comparisons between the two nations, DeMille delivers a knockout punch. Really enjoyed the intrigue and slow reveal of important secrets along the way, but so wanted to see even more of Mac's tactical abilities..... I guess I've strayed or he's changed.
Returning with another novel full of political commentary and a slice of dry wit, Nelson DeMille shows how he has long been a master storyteller with yet another sensational novel. It was so much fun to read this great story. However, their Cuban tour guide may be onto them and tips his hand a little too soon. The stakes become higher and higher.
He will also be picking up a trunk full of deeds to property confiscated by the Castro government. My 9th DeMille read did not disappoint. Mac suspects there is more going on than fishing and turns the offer down. Well, maybe he could use a little more money. The witty repartee he exchanges with his first mate and friend Jack, makes for an entertaining, quick read.
Refresh and try again. Well, most of the time when I'm reading I'm sitting across from him as he sits in his recliner watching the idiot box. What am I missing? Eckel rated it liked it.