The Cuban Affair
Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirt ...more
Why Nelson DeMille, you sly old dog! Where has your sarcastic sense of humor been hiding all these years?
I've read a number of DeMille's books through the years— The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Cathedral to name a few—and while I enjoyed all of those, I don't remember them being funny. But in his newest book, The Cuban Affair , he displays a playful side I haven't seen before, and it brought a new dimension to his writing.
"Being captain of ...more
This was my very first introduction to this author and this book has definitely enticed me to read more novels by Nelson DeMille in the future. I loved our main character Mac and his witty sense of humor.
THE CUBAN AFFAIR by NELSON DEMILLE is an amusing, intriguing, fun, and an action-filled adventure suspense novel that had me engaged, entertained, and interested throughout this entire book. Although, I wouldn’t say there was too much action or suspense for the ...more
Mac, a war veteran now giving boat tours in Key West Florida is offered the deal of a lifetime. Assist in bringing back 60 million dol ...more
Fast paced adventure and international intrigue-
Daniel MacCormick, formerly of Maine, is a military veteran, now residing in Key West, and is the proud part owner, along with the bank, of a boat he has cleverly dubbed ‘The Maine’. When he is approached about a possible job, he knows immediately this is not an ordinary client out for a fishing expedition or romantic cruise.
Sure enough, Daniel is offered the chance to hit ...more
"The Cuban Affair" is a lackluster suspense with lots of laughs.
Daniel "Mac" McCormick runs a charter boat, The Maine, in beautiful Key West, Florida after having been honorably discharged from the Army. Life is quiet and uneventful. Mac can almost convince himself he likes it that way. If only his boat wasn't mortgaged up the hilt. When a man named Carlos approaches him about chartering his boat for a fishing competition to Cuba for a small group, Mac's first thought is to turn him do ...more
This was my first book by Nelson DeMille and I really enjoyed his writing. Witty humour flowed throughout the story and had me smiling and giggling to myself. I really loved the main character, Mac.
I enjoyed learning about some of the history of Cuba/USA relations. I had little knowledge of Cuban history and politics so I worried that this novel might be over my he ...more
Daniel “Mac” MacCormick has the same droll sense of humor as John Corey. Mac runs a charter boat out of a Key West. He's ex-army, having served in Afghanistan. He owes the bank $250,000 against the boat, so he's open to taking on a questionable trip to Cuba to recover $60 million left behind behind by the anti-communists when Castro came to power.
The book ...more
A very entertaining read, a madcap caper, adventure story wrapped around a history lesson of Cuba.
Mac is one hum ...more
In THE CUBAN AFFAIR, we meet....for the first time....35 year old Daniel MacCormick "Mac" a former U.S. Army combat veteran, and his crazy old partner in crime, U. S. Army Vietnam veteran, Jack Colby.
Now a Key West Charter Boat Captain with unstable finances and a boatload of debt on The Maine, Mac entertains and accepts....from a beautiful woman....a dangerous and difficult retrieval mission to a hostile environment, and the...more
Returning with another novel full of political commentary and a slice of dry wit, Nelson DeMille shows how he has long been a master storyteller with yet another sensational novel. Daniel ‘Mac’ MacCormick enjoys the quiet life in Key West, Florida. Having traded in his military life for that of a charter ...more
The Cuban Affair was my first book by Nelson DeMille and I experienced this story along with my Traveling sisters, Norma, Kaceey, Lindsay, Susanne, JanB and Diane.
The Cuban Affair is an entertaining, fun, humorous, political adventure suspense thriller that we all enjoyed reading and discussing our thoughts with each other. This was a first for a couple of us and won’t be our last.
Nelson DeMille does a good job balancing this story with some well researched insight to Cuban/US relati ...more
Geezzzzzz.......so many shifts in rhythms. One minute there’s an action and adventure heart-pounding scene-..... then we have a love scene...... then another action scene....then small conversations of dialogue where emotions creep up on you when least expected —-a serious real moment that could make me choke up — then soon I was laughing again.....
This was a very unexpected enjoyable book. An honest to goodness surprise! Part of the enjoyment was not ‘only’ th ...more
In a way this book harks back to the old fashioned caper, but goes much deeper in terms of history and modern politics.
Cuba’s exiles and in some cases their descendants have neither forgiven nor forgotten the Castro brothers and the crimes they committed against most of Cuban society. Heartbreak and memory run deep as does a desire for vengeance and reparations.
As this novel is set in the beginning days of the Cu ...more
I have read DeMille's books for over 30 years, beginning with Charm School, which was an eye-opening shocker to my young, naive soul. I STILL remember the storyline and its impact on me all these years later! Now THAT'S a credit to the author; he is an impeccable writer of suspense, and I am always thrilled when he pens another ...more
The Cuban Affair was good enough for four stars. It's not fair to compare him to his other works but that's what I feel I have to do. If compared to the majo ...more
The story opens with Mac sitting in the Green Parrot Bar in Key West contemplating his life and waiting for Carlos who wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate. Mac susp ...more
An insight into communist Cuba and what travel in a communist country is like. Terrifying. A near constant fear of the local police and the local prison.
So to reconcile here: humourous conversations but set in a police state while our 'heroes' carry out an illegal plot. The goal - t ...more
IMO, Daniel MacCormick is not a new character-he is John Corey (the protagonist of several previous novels)
Liked learning more about life in Cuba, its history, and ongoing political relationship with America.
Side love story between Mac and Sara was not believable-"too heavy, too quickly" (Diane S.). Almost like-" Hello. I love you beyond reason. Do you love me too? Most excellent! I shall consta ...more
Not only was there thrilling action and romance but there was a bonus for me in receiving a history lesson on Cuba/U.S. relations that I wasn't all that familiar with.
I loved the new characters "Mac" and "Jack" and I hope to see them again in future novels.
In this thriller, Mac gets involved in a Cuban caper with exiled Cubans. The purpose of reading any DeMille’s novels is the inner dialogue of his main character. Either you find DeMille hilarious, or tedious. I’m of t ...more
DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United S ...more