Across the Straits of Florida, Carlos Gutierrez has been lured into playing a pivotal role in the plot to overthrow el Comandante. As his involvement deepens at great risk to himself and those he loves, the doctor who has dedicated his career to saving lives must decide how much blood he is willing to have on his own hands in the name of freedom.
For both Carlos and Carolina, the threat of betrayal looms large. Who can be trusted in a byzantine network of spies, double agents, and informants? Is the plot real or is it an elaborate ruse to expose the underground dissidents in Cuba? From the sizzling opulence of Miami to the paranoid dreamscape of Havana, Fidel's Last Days is a dizzying ride by an author whose genre-crossing talents know no bounds.
©2008 Roland Merullo; (P)2008 Random House Audio
"Fidel's Last Days is not only a taut, expertly crafted page-turner; it is also a tender yet unsentimental exploration of the universal yearning to be free, a yearning which sometimes means having to kill one of your own. This is a timely, important, and moving work, and I urge you to read it!" (Andre Dubus)
"Fidel's Last Days is a wry, humane, thinking-man's thriller. Roland Merullo has put together a work that is, in every way, worthy of comparisons to Graham Greene and only Graham Greene. One of the best titles of the year." (Dennis Lehane)
"A powerful tale. The suspense is as thick as an authentic cafe cubano, and the labyrinthine plot appears to point to a successful conclusion, until Merullo jams the knife in one last time and gives this timely thriller a final, chilling twist." (Publishers Weekly)
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