It is high summer in Cuba 1953,
and Havana gleams with possibility. Flush with booming casinos, sex, and drugs, Havana is a lucrative
paradise for everyone from the Mafia to
pimps, porn-makers, and anyone else looking
to grab a piece of the action—including
the Cuban government, which naturally honors the interests of its old
ally, Uncle Sam.
Of course, where there’s paradise, trouble can’t be far
behind. In this case, trouble
makes its entrance in the
terrifically charismatic and silver-tongued form of a young revolutionary named
Fidel Castro. The Caribbean is fast becoming a strategic Cold War hub, and
Soviet intelligence has taken Castro under its wing.
response is to send the one man capable of eliminating Castro: the legendary
gunfighter and ex-Marine hero Earl Swagger, who proved his lethal talent in the
national bestsellers Hot Springs and Pale Horse Coming. In Cuba, Earl finds
himself up to his neck in treacherous ambiguity where the old rules about
honor and duty don’t apply—and where Earl’s target seems to have more guts and good luck than anyone else
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