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Riders of Land and Tide

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
For most people life is a monotonous routine.

On board a non-belligerent nuclear submarine designed to rescue crews from disabled ballistic missile subs life is incredibly boring. For two or three months the crew must stand ready for a disaster that hardly ever happens, perform maintenance on an array of microphones on the floor of the ocean, and occasionally do a little s
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Published October 2nd 2012
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Derek (Guilty of thoughtcrime)

Normally, I love José Latour, but this time the first 30 or so pages were "He did this... then he did that... then this". Boooring.

Eduardo Canedo
This is an excellent “political” thriller. Author José Letour deserves to be better known and appreciated, as the present work is far superior to most bestsellers of the genre. An intelligent thriller, without big breasted beauties or know-it-all muscular heroes (although with a pinch of sex), it is more on the vein of Ellroy or Le Carré. I wouldn’t comment on the well-constructed, fast-paced plot, which takes advantage of Letour firsthand knowledge of Castro’s Cuba. Surly, many ticks of the gen ...more
Pedro Mendes
I have read all of José Latour's books, and this may be his very best.

The classic Latour suspense and tension are there all the way through the story, but the structure of the book, moving back and forth through time and space puts it a step above his other other work.

He also manages to tell real, powerful and moving stories about his characters. I was so deeply connected and invested in them all that the climax moved me to tears.

Highly recommended.
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José Latour was born in Havana, Cuba, on April 24, 1940. He started reading at a very tender age, progressing from Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers as a child to Raymond Chandler and Erle Stanley Gardner in his late teens.

By the time the Cuban Revolution came to power, José, who was 19, had become an ardent supporter. He joined the Ministry of Treasury as a junior financial analyst a
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