The Cuban affair : a novel / Nelson DeMille.

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      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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      Summary: "From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall, Nelson DeMille's blistering new novel features an exciting new character--US Army combat veteran Daniel "Mac" MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. 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.
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      DEMILLE, N. The Cuban affair : a novel. [s.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 24 jul. 2019.
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      DeMille N. The Cuban Affair : A Novel. Simon & Schuster; 2017. Accessed July 24, 2019.
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      DeMille, N. (2017). The Cuban affair : a novel. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from
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      DeMille, Nelson. 2017. The Cuban Affair : A Novel. Simon & Schuster.
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      DeMille, N. (2017) The Cuban affair : a novel. Simon & Schuster. Available at: (Accessed: 24 July 2019).
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      DeMille, Nelson. The Cuban Affair : A Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2017. EBSCOhost,
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      DeMille, Nelson. The Cuban Affair : A Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
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Booklist Reviews 2017 July #1

DeMille visited Cuba in 2015. He took a binderful of notes and displays them throughout this story of a Key West charter-boat owner who accepts a dangerous but well-paying job: he's to help Cuban expatriates recover millions of dollars stashed when they fled the island as Castro was coming to power. This is powerful, mythic stuff, like Confederate gold and Nazi treasure, and readers may wish DeMille had focused on it rather than emptying that binder. Some of the peripheral stuff is fascinating, like the dead woman whose body didn't decompose, so the Cubans made a shrine of her tomb. But too much reads like a tourist guide to the best hotels and restaurants. It slows and pads the narrative. But wait. As the true nature of the charter-boat owner's job becomesclear and the betrayals begin, DeMille mounts a long, magnificent sequence with boat chases, helicopter rescues, and tracer fire. They're all described in that visceral style the author has mastered. This is the DeMille of Plum Island (1997) and Night Fall (2004) and the one we want more of. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Whether at the top of his game or off stride just a bit, as he is here, DeMille has a built-in audience of eager readers, as his long run on various best-seller lists testifies. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 May #2

Charter fishing boat captain Daniel "Mac" MacCormick reluctantly agrees to hear why Miami lawyer Carlos wants to rent his boat for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba. With good reason: stunning Cuban American Sara Ortega hopes to recover the $60 million her grandfather hid somewhere in Cuba, and there's $2 million in it for Mac if he can stay alive.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2017 August #1

Key West charter fishing boat skipper Daniel (Mac) MacCormick is approached by three Cuban Americans who want his help extracting $60 million stashed in a Cuban cave since 1959. The trio have their Cuban and American contacts ready, dates picked out, and a harebrained proposition ready for Mac. It seems they need his brawn, his brains, and his boat to get the money to the United States. Mac's not a stranger to danger, having served in Afghanistan, but he's also not stupid and about to run screaming no when they offer him a cool $3 million for his assistance. VERDICT DeMille's (Radiant Angel) latest is a timely stay-up-all-night, nail-biting page-turner featuring his 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 for his many fans. [See Prepub Alert, 4/24/17.]—Debbie Haupt, St. Charles City-Cty. Lib. Dist., St. Peters, MO

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 July #1

Set in 2015 during the early days of the thaw between the U.S. and Cuba, this action-packed, relentlessly paced thriller from bestseller DeMille (The Quest) introduces Daniel "Mac" MacCormick, a 35-year-old army veteran wounded in Afghanistan and now living in Key West, Fla., as a charter boat captain. Crippled by debt—he has a $250,000 bank loan on his boat—and feeling existentially adrift, Mac agrees to participate in a covert mission to Cuba for a substantial sum. Financed by a faction of Cuban-Americans bent on freeing their ancestral home from Castro's oppression and returning millions of dollars and property to their rightful owners, the job entails accompanying a beautiful woman to Havana and recovering a cache of money and documents hidden in a cave. But the plan is risky at best, and soon Mac is on the run with a woman who could be manipulating him. A line from the novel perfectly describes this page-turner: "Sex, money, and adventure. Does it get any better than that?" Agents: Jenn Joel and Sloan Harris, ICM Partners. (Sept.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.