José Latour has been called ¿a master of Cuban noir¿ by Martin Cruz Smith. Now he delivers a suspenseful, atmospheric novel of intrigue set in contemporary Havana and Miami.
Without spy satellites or supercomputers, communist Cuba has relied on its intelligence operatives for the last forty-five years. Colonel Victoria Valiente, one of the most respected officers in the General Directorate of Intelligence, is the Havana-based spymaster of greater Miami. During the past decade, however, her husband has convinced her that Castro¿s regime is corrupt and moribund and that they must defect.
Buoyed by $2.7 million stolen electronically and salted away in an online bank, the couple sail to Key West. They have no idea that the FBI is on to them, having coerced Elliot Steil, a Cuban exile living in Miami, to help. This exquisitely crafted, erotically charged novel culminates in an electrifying showdown, offering an inside view into the regime¿s dark corners while shedding light on contemporary Cuba.