The Cuban Affair

The Cuban Affair

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Daniel 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 ... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501101724
Characteristics: 433 pages : map ; 24 cm


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Feb 06, 2018

Its sad to see how far Nelson DeMille has sunk as a writer. The once great writer who gave us The Gold Coast, The Gatehouse, Plum Island and others is long gone. Much like his previous offering, this is all about how many smart-ass comments he can come up with, Its boring at first, then becomes irritating, as it is the sole point of his writing. Its a pity, because this could have been a very good story line but it is spoiled by his adolescent wise-guy crap. The primary focus of the main character was "getting laid". I said before that his last book would be my last, but a friend said this one was better, so I decided to give it a try. I have been to Cuba three times, and wanted to read what he had to say about it. It was a mistake. I skipped through a lot of it. Don't waste your time. Its totally forgettable.

Jan 30, 2018

How was this a best seller. Total garbage... don't waste your time on this fake James Bond want-to-be story.

Jan 16, 2018

As with most DeMille stories I enjoyed this one especially since he created a Corey-esque character who kept me laughing and often out loud. When compared to others he's written it's not the best, but still a fun read that's paced nicely. The 'cons' are the lackluster ending and fairly predictable outcome which might have been different, aka cliff hanger. Regardless, I'm a fan of the wise ass sense of humor, so for me, its hard NOT to like Mac or his sidekick, Jack.

Jan 08, 2018

Brilliant story idea, but lackluster delivery. It didn't suck me in, and I ended up "skip reading" just to find out what happened, rather than enjoying the details. I've not read DeMille before, and probably won't try again.

Dec 31, 2017

The audio book is so good. Scott Brick is the best with all of Nelson DeMille's stories.

Dec 23, 2017

I enjoyed the local color of Cuban society, the author has obviously traveled there recently. When I saw Cuba in the late 80's hauling elderly refugees out on one way visas it was a very sad and decaying society casting out the misfits through the Mariel boat lift and then selling the elderly one way visas. This well written book shows a very similar picture-"we sell ourselves". A very sad society dying slowly as the Castro boys slowly fade into the sunset leaving behind a failed experiment in socialism. Che would be ashamed of what his revolution caused.

Dec 16, 2017

A well written book with "laugh out loud" humor. DeMille never disappoints.

Nov 30, 2017

Fairly fast paced novel. Enjoyed the one-liners.

Nov 27, 2017

This was a good suspenseful thriller with a bit of humor in it. It had a good pace.

Nov 09, 2017

Pure DeMille, but with some Elmore Leonard flavoring - - I think?
Nice dialog and banter, interesting setup with subtle pacing. [And the author suggests something in this novel which, I believe, may have already come to past with regard to Cuba-America relationship - - as in those within Cuba who wanted to sabotage any thaw?!]
And the female lead reminded me of more than a couple of Cuban-American women I came into contact when I was working for a year in Miami.

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