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Cuba is a suspenseful novel that takes place primarily on the last communist Island and the US warships circling the island. The US searches for a US cargo ship that sailed from Gitmo carrying biological warheads when it is lost at sea and presumably has fallen into Cuban hands. The small island is packed with a new brand of revolutionaries willing to lob a biological warhead into America's prominent cities.
The review of this Book prepared by Jerry Naradzay



Castro is sick and dying, a villianous politician seizes power and wants to attack the U.S. using Chemical Warfare. Jake Grafton (Hero) is in the area and takes matters into his own to save the day.

While I enjoy reading Stephen Coonts' books, I found this one to be lacking the style that captured me found in his (Coonts) first 2 books ... "Flight of the Intruder & Final Flight."

However (for me) it was an enjoyable book to read.
The review of this Book prepared by Brian Mazejka








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   deposing an evil leader    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster    -   preventing war War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   bioweapon/cure Revolution story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier    -   pilot, airforce Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Jungles?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lifeboat    -   warship    -   lost at sea    -   feeding sharks    -   drowning Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Island Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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