The Cuban Affair
Sphere, hardback, 448 pages, €13.49
Now hitting his mid-30s, decorated US Army veteran Daniel ‘Mac’ MacCormick has opted for the quiet life as a charter fishing boat captain in Key West, Florida.
With his finances in a parlous state, when he is approached by a Miamibased hot-shot lawyer named Carlos to undertake a risky and highly illegal infiltration into Cuba to smuggle out $60m hidden when Castro marched into Havana, he is tempted. His mind is made up when he meets Sara Ortega, a beautiful Cuban-American whose grandfather had stashed the cash.
Masquerading as cultural tourists, Mac and Sara travel to Cuba and a jaunty, wise-cracking and utterly improbable romp ensues as Mac and his crew do battle with the bad-ass Commies on America’s doorstep.