The irreverent John Corey, former NYPD detective, is back but this time is name is Mac and he isn’t a cop and isn’t the same guy. However the characterization and sense of humor are very similar. Mac is a charter captain in the keys hired to help some Cubans recover items from Castro’s
. The story is set in the not too distant pass
just prior to the thaw in relations. Cuba
I did not find this story as compelling as some of DeMille’s previous books. That isn’t saying it wasn’t enjoyable but it didn’t grab me as firmly as others. The sense of humor and sarcasm of the protagonist is much the same as John Corey. There is a sultry female counterpart, a crusty Vietnam Vet and some died in the wool anti-Castro partisans.
The story line does not turn out quite the way that Mac expected and there were some behind the scene manipulations that were surprising but understandable.
Good interpersonal interaction characterizes DeMille's writing and it continues in this book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.