Synopses & Reviews
Outgunning all others in the arena of razor-edged action and sheer guts, New york Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter plunges Earl Swagger deep into a steamy underworld of power, politics, and blood...
Cuba 1953: The island is on fire.
The Mafia-run casinos are rolling, and it's just a 30-minute flight from Miami to a world of vice, gambling, sex, and drugs. The money is there for anyone who knows how to get it, including the Cuban government and the police, who want to keep their ally Uncle Sam happy. There's only one threat to this corrupt utopia: a silver-tongued, daring young revolutionary named Fidel Castro. With the Cold War underway, the Soviet Union has sent a sophisticated veteran agent to find and support the young upstart. To counter, the CIA has summoned Medal of Honor-winning ex-marine Sergeant Earl Swagger, whose heroic exploits have earned him the reputation of a man who doesn't know how to lose. But he's not just going to find Castro....
He's going to kill him.
"Lock and load. Strap yourself in. Earl Swagger is back."
-- The Denver Post
"Tout and sharp-edged....Raw and graphic."
-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
"[A] frenzy of action....A thriller fan's dream."
-- The Washington Post
It is 1953 and Cuba is at its lush and glamorous best. However, the rise of a daring revolutionary named Fidel Castro threatens this tropical paradise. Legendary sniper Earl Swagger is called in by the CIA to take Castro out.
About the Author
has written 17 novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post
, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight
. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland