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Comrades in Miami

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The Cold War between the USA and Cuba gets very hot — and sexy — in José Latour’s latest gripping and atmospheric thriller.

In the rest of the world, the Cold War is over, but the one between the United States and Cuba is kept stoked by both governments — and by the spies they keep in business.

Colonel Victoria Valiente, one of the most respected officers in the General Dire
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 2005)
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James Bruno
In a crumbling tropical satrapy peopled by cynics, sycophants, hypocrites and accommodationists; but above all, by a population with its collective eye on the clock, waiting patiently for the regime's aged leader to die, a key intelligence agent and her husband take things into their own hands and plot their escape, greased by looted state financial resources. Into their web fall a cast of business people, Mossad agents, a fashion model and the FBI. Rich ingredients for a plot as involved and tw ...more
Lauren Donoho
While I think the author's frequent, lengthy political asides are kind of unnecessary, Comrades in Miami was thoroughly enjoyable for precisely what it is - a spy thriller. The main characters are all interesting and their actions are believable motivated. The twist at the end - well, the multiple twists, the last third of the book is basically a series of "gotcha!" moments - is actually fairly surprising. I'm usually pretty hard to surprise, but I didn't expect the places the plot went. Rating: ...more
Bill Thibadeau
A good albeit choppy read. The storyline is interesting if you desire to understand the cuban psyche'. Mr Latour does spin a good but somewhat predictable yarn.
Richard Janzen
Standard spy-type fare. Interesting mainly because Cuba-related. Aug 07
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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 f
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