The Cuban Affair - Nelson DeMille

The Cuban Affair

By Nelson DeMille

  • Release Date: 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Cuban Affair book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 734 Ratings)

The Cuban Affair Nelson DeMille Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

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User reviews about this book

  • I really wanted to like this book

    1
    By joey M 21
    Loved plum island and the John Corey novels. I was just waiting the whole time for something to happen but nope. On multiple occasions I turned to speed reading to move it along.
  • Worst in years

    2
    By ImaHog
    Plodding through this travelogue on Cuba brought to mind the Bataan Death March. The last chapter was ok but the climax was a copout.
  • The Cuban Affair

    5
    By chazminer
    Pretty darn good read!!!
  • The Cuban Affair

    5
    By Readingbythesea
    This is a good read, it was exciting with a humorous side. I will recommend this book.
  • The Cuban Affair

    5
    By vbcarguy
    Great read . My first book by this author and loved it !
  • The Cuban Affair

    5
    By Pd1956
    Loved this book. Mr. Demille has rolled back the calendar and crafted a rollicking good novel full of his trademark wit and sarcasm, adventure and spy craft, while shining a bright light on the corruption and suppression that still exists in Cuba.
  • Good, but not great!

    4
    By ericandi
    I enjoyed this book, but it let we wanting. I really wish DeMille would bring back John Corey. I get it that as an author he probably gets bored writing sequel after sequel with the same main character, but in Corey he has a winning recipe. This new character definitely has some Corey in him, but of course that’s DeMille alter ego coming out. Bottomline, this book was good, not great, but still very much worth my money and my time.
  • The Cuban affair

    1
    By Iraptoo
    Terrible
  • The Cuban Affair

    5
    By Stacym7857
    Enjoyed the book greatly. Action, humor and history together. Hope to see Mac continue as a character.
  • Cuba Debacle

    2
    By Disappointed in Clearwater
    Nelson must have needed fast cash for an expansion of house on Long Island. This book is the worst thing he has ever written and I am a fan! I just kept waiting for the story to unfold in some unexpected way with a plot twist or two, never happens. Instead John Corey becomes a fisherman, meets an attractive Cuban girl, fill in the blank. Don’t bother wasting time or money!

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