From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall comes this “action-packed, relentlessly paced thriller” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) featuring US Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.
Daniel “Mac” Graham MacCormick 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. But after serving five years in the Army and purchasing a boat with a big bank loan, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky.
One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar, 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…or not at all.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Though it’s set in the early aftermath of the 2014 U.S.–Cuba thaw, Nelson DeMille’s story feels timeless. A Key West charter-boat captain is hired by Cuban expats—including a beautiful woman of ambiguous motivation—to help recover $60 million stashed in a cave in their homeland. DeMille's trademarks are all here: dry wit and politics as exotic as the settings. The result is a tale of intrigue that satisfies on every level. “Sex, money, and adventure,” writes the bestselling author. “Does it get any better than that?”
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.
Fast moving, exciting, funny and a little bit of everything. A quick enjoyable read
John Corey meets the Gold Coast.
I’m a huge fan of Mr. DeMille’s work, and I very much enjoyed this book. The main character had a touch of John Corey in him, which were some of my favorite DeMille novels. Well done! What’s next!?