The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

The Cuban Affair

INCLUDES AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH NELSON DEMILLE AND SCOTT BRICK!From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall, Nelson DeMille’s blistering new novel features an exciting new character—US Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age t...

Details The Cuban Affair

TitleThe Cuban Affair
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherSimon Schuster Audio
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Adventure, Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Crime, Contemporary

Reviews The Cuban Affair

  • Larry H
    I'm about 3.5 stars here.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 brough...
  • Norma
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars!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...
  • Susanne Strong
    3.5 Stars."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 ...
  • Kaceey
    This was my first book by the very popular and best-selling author, Nelson DeMille. When I saw the title, my fear was that it was going to be a heavy political/espionage thriller. I still went ahead and requested it due to all the fantastic reviews it had been receiving. No need to worry- the story-line takes the front seat while the politics is kept to a minimum!Mac, a war veteran now giving boat tours in Key West Florida is offered the deal of ...
  • Lindsay
    3.5 stars! This was an intriguing story with great characters, a suspenseful plot, intense action and an interesting history lesson.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 politic...
  • Paromjit
    Nelson DeMille has written a rollicking good thriller underpinned with an impressive amount of detailed research on Cuba and its history and relations with the US. Daniel 'Mac' MacCormick is a 35 year old military veteran with tours in Afghanistan that have left their mark on him. He is currently living the good life on Key West running charter boat trips on The Maine which has burdened him with considerable debts. Whilst drinking in the Green Pa...
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 Mac, a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, now runs a charter boat service in Key West, with his partner Jack. When he is approached by a man asking Mac to commit to a scheme to smuggle something out of Cuba, he at first resists, but when he hears the money on offer he changes his mind. Heavily in debt to the bank for his boat, he sees this as a chance to clear his debt, and more.A very entertaining read, a madcap caper, adventure story wrap...
  • Carol
    ANOTHER fast-paced entertaining read from the talented Nelson DeMille!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 re...
  • Brenda
    3.5 Stars 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 ...
  • Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Nelson DeMille, and Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.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. Hav...
  • Maureen Carden
    Once again Nelson Demille shows us his mastery of the fast moving, clever thriller.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. ...
  • Liz
    First off, let me confess. I am a huge fan of Nelson DeMille, especially the John Corey series. I love his wit, his sarcastic sense of humor. 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 t...
  • Esil
    The Cuba Affair isn't my usual kind of book. I read lots of mysteries and some thrillers, but usually not this type of unabashed commercial action packed macho fare. But I'm a sucker for books set in Cuba and I read a few enthusiastic reviews from GR friends, so I thought I would give it a try. This one involves narrator Mac agreeing to go on a trip from Key West to Cuba to help some Cuban Americans recoup money and papers that were hidden at the...
  • Andrew Smith
    Daniel ‘Mac’ MacCormack is a 35 year old army veteran who runs a charter fishing boat, The Maine, out of Key West. He's heavily in debt and when he's approached by a group of people looking to recover documents and a huge stash of cash that has been hidden in a Cuban cave since the time of the 1959 revolution he's tempted to throw in his lot. The plan is that he’ll position himself on the island by joining Sara, an alluring Cuban-American, ...
  • Pamela
    First and foremost, I'd like to thank NetGalley, Simon and Schuster publishers, and Nelson DeMille for an advanced copy of The Cuban Affair in return for an honest review.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 suspe...
  • Monnie
    The second I finished this book, my husband broke into a happy dance. Why is that, you ask? Well, most of the time when I'm reading I'm sitting across from him as he sits in his recliner watching the idiot box. And most of the time, that works just fine. But along came this character - Daniel Graham "Mac" MacCormick - who triggered giggles, snorts, chuckles and occasionally, outright guffaws from my side of the room. annoying the heck out of my u...
  • Wendy
    I enjoyed Nelson DeMille's latest novel "The Cuban Affair".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.
  • Brandon
    Nelson DeMille’s The Cuban Affair follows Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, an army veteran who owns and operates a fishing boat in Key West, Florida.  Mac spends his days taking out tourists for both sunset cruises and fishing trips, but that all changes when he is approached by a group of Cuban Americans.  With relations normalizing between the US and Cuba for the first time in over fifty years, they want to hire him to assist in retrieving mill...
  • Kyle Robertson
    Most people probably do not realize the extent that Nelson DeMille exhaustively researches his novels. He visits the novel setting, immerses himself in the culture, and digs into the history through fact finding and interviews. For this novel he took a trip to Cuba. Through his network of friends he got to meet with the American ambassador of the new embassy in Havana. The research he put into this novel adds to the authenticity of the culture an...
  • Dave
    In the late fifties/early sixties, it seems that every pulp/ espionage writer put out a book on traipsing back into Fidel's post-Revolution Cuba and liberating a hidden treasure. There are literally half a dozen such books I have read. Fifty years after the Cuban missle crisis, Cuba is no longer in the center of a American consciousness (outside of parts of Miami) and moves have been made to thaw relations. DeMille's book hardens back to those ea...
  • Benjamin Thomas
    Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, 35-year-old former US Army veteran and now Key West charter boat Captain, is offered an opportunity to not only fill his depleted personal coffers, but overflow them to the tune of several million dollars. All he needs to do is lend his skill set to the retrieval of a treasure hoard hidden in Cuba by the grandfather of a beautiful Cuban-American named Sara, when he fled Castro’s revolution. Mac is not dumb enough to...
  • Nancy
    Nelson DeMille's first book with Simon and Schuster is The Cuban Affair. I had previously read several of DeMille's books, including The General's Daughter.DeMille's character-driven story introduces Daniel "Mac" McCormick, a veteran of the Afghanistan war who has settled in the Florida Keys to run a chartered fishing boat. His mate Jack is a Vietnam Vet. Mac is up to his ears in debt, and frankly, he's a little bored.Mac is contacted by an anti-...
  • Dee Arr
    “A journey of a hundred miles to Havana begins with a single misstep.” That thought, shared by protagonist Daniel Graham MacCormick, reveals the main character’s misgivings early in the story. In retrospect, he probably should have listened to himself, but then we would not have had the pleasure of enjoying this fine story by author Nelson DeMille. MacCormick (who goes by “Mac”) allows the lure of a two million-dollar paycheck to sway h...
  • Stephanie
    Seventeen years ago, someone whose opinions on books NEVER matched mine recommended Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille, and I LOVED it. Since then, I’ve grabbed every new DeMille book and been puzzled by the inconsistency: for example, Night Fall was terrific. The Panther? Not so much. And don’t even get me started on Radiant Angel. I kept thinking, “what happened?”But I can’t quite give up on any author who has provided me with so many ho...
  • Jacqui
    In Nelson DeMille's latest book, The Cuban Affair (Simon & Schuster 2017), a group of Cubans who escaped Cuba during the revolution hire "Mac" McCormack, owner of a small fishing and sightseeing charter boat in Key West Florida to get them to Cuba. Their goal is to retrieve legal papers and $60 million left there by wealthy Cubans fleeing the revolution. The plan is that Mac and the granddaughter of one of the escaped Cubans (Sara) will join a Ya...
  • David Naggar
    Fun DeMille, always fast-moving and quick-witted.
  • Lou Jacobs
    WOW! Nelson Demille's new book is a monster cinematic "caper" movie . His new protagonist is Daniel "Mac" MacCormick ... a 2 tour Army commanding veteran of Afghanistan .... who now makes his living as a charter boat captain on the highly mortgaged boat: "The Maine" The plot involves enticing Mac (played by Ryan Reynolds) to enter a caper to "steal back" from Cuba 60 million dollars(hidden in a remote cave) and a trunk loaded with documents estab...
  • Heather Fineisen
    What makes this novel worth reading is the descriptions of Cuba. A timely novel with the change in the political climate between the US, this thriller makes for interesting and colorful reading. SeVille clearly did his homework during a visit to Cuba for research. The premise seems a little far-fetched but that makes for a good tale. The hero is masculine and maverick like other DeMille characters and there is a sexy love interest to enhance the ...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group Uk for a review copy of The Cuban Affair, a stand alone adventure set mostly in Havana.Daniel "Mac" MacCormick runs a legal charter hire boat in Key West so he is rightly suspicious when the mysterious Carlos wants to meet him about a hire. He turns him down but with a fully fledged plan to liberate $60m of hidden money and a proposal that Mac go to Cuba with the lovely Sara Ortega he w...
  • Lisa Cleveland
    This book was nothing but fun. A little suspense, a bit of romance...not so much that I was left gagging...and a boat load of wit. Mac and Jack were the best. I learned a little Cuban history. I'd love to see Cuba, but it's too dang hot and humid. Maybe if they ever get snow! I'd forgotten how much I enjoy Mr. DeMilles books. Recommended. Thanks to Simon & Schuster, and Netgalley.