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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…or not at all.
Brilliantly written, with his signature humor, fascinating authenticity from his research trip to Cuba, and heart-pounding pace, Nelson DeMille is a true master of the genre.
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September 23, 2017
I'm about 3.5 stars here.
Why Nelson DeMille, you sly old dog! Where has your sarcastic sense of humor been hiding all these years?
I've read a number of DeMille's books through the years— The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Cathedral to name a few—and while I enjoyed all of...
September 03, 2017
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars!
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. I loved our main character Mac and his witty sense of humor.
THE CUBAN AFFAIR by NELSON DEMILLE is an amusing, intriguin...
September 20, 2017
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. Daniel 'Mac' MacCormick is a 35 year old military veteran with tours in Afghanistan that have left their mark on him. He is currently...
December 29, 2017
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille is a 2017 Simon & Schuster publication.
Fast paced adventure and international intrigue-
Daniel MacCormick, formerly of Maine, is a military veteran, now residing in Key West, and is the proud part owner, along with the bank, of a boat he has cleverly dubbed...
September 01, 2017
"The Cuban Affair" is a lackluster suspense with lots of laughs.
Daniel "Mac" McCormick runs a charter boat, The Maine, in beautiful Key West, Florida after having been honorably discharged from the Army. Life is quiet and uneventful. Mac can almost convince himself he likes it that way....
September 03, 2017
This was my first book by the very popular and best-selling author, Nelson DeMille. When I saw the title, my fear was that it was going to be a heavy political/espionage thriller. I still went ahead and requested it due to all the fantastic reviews it had been receiving. No need to worry- the sto...
September 03, 2017
3.5 stars! This was an intriguing story with great characters, a suspenseful plot, intense action and an interesting history lesson.
This was my first book by Nelson DeMille and I really enjoyed his writing. Witty humour flowed throughout the story and had me smiling and giggling to myself. I real...
August 31, 2017
3.5 Mac, a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, now runs a charter boat service in Key West, with his partner Jack. When he is approached by a man asking Mac to commit to a scheme to smuggle something out of Cuba, he at first resists, but when he hears the money on offer he changes his mind. Heav...
September 21, 2017
ANOTHER fast-paced entertaining read from the talented Nelson DeMille!In THE CUBAN AFFAIR, we meet....for the first time....35 year old Daniel MacCormick "Mac" a former U.S. Army combat veteran, and his crazy old partner in crime, U. S. Army Vietnam veteran, Jack Colby.Now a Key West Charter Boat...
September 06, 2017
The Cuban Affair was my first book by Nelson DeMille and I experienced this story along with my Traveling sisters, Norma, Kaceey, Lindsay, Susanne, JanB and Diane.
The Cuban Affair is an entertaining, fun, humorous, political adventure suspense thriller that we all enjoyed reading and d...