HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Comrades in Miami by Jose Latour
Loading...

Comrades in Miami

by Jose Latour

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
271402,159 (2.63)2

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

No humour, no thrills, no point. ( )
  missizicks | Aug 11, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802142796, Paperback)

Only ninety miles of open water separate Florida from Cuba. But after more than forty-five years of Communist rule, the two tropical paradises couldn’t be more different. José Latour, who has been lavishly praised by Martin Cruz Smith, brilliantly brings both worlds to life in Comrades in Miami. In Havana, spymaster Victoria Valiente, head of Cuban Intelligence’s vital Miami Desk, and her husband, Manuel Pardo, a computer expert, are tired of their sacrifices. They try to pull the wool over the Chief ’s eyes and escape to freedom after an electronic heist, but their actions take place in a world of espionage as cutthroat as anything from the height of the Cold War. Both governments draw out all the players, including a gardener with more abilities than just a green thumb, secret foreign operatives, the FBI, and an unsuspecting former English teacher. Comrades in Miami is a tour de force, an exquisitely crafted novel of sex, politics, and espionage that bridges the gap between the neon streets of Miami and the crumbling facades of Havana.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:51 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

"Only ninety miles of open water separate Florida from Cuba. But after more than forty-five years of Communist rule, the two tropical paradises couldn't be more different. While Castro clings to power in Havana despite ill health, no longer able to smoke his beloved cigars, his people continue to make larger sacrifices. Tourists may flock to the beaches, but the citizenry experiences severe shortages of food, electricity, and medicine. Under the role of a senile dictator, most people have lost hope." "After eight years in Miami, Elliot Steil, once a struggling English teacher in Cuba, is a partner in IMLATINEX, a trading company that does extensive business in Latin America, including covert sales to Cuba. Elliot enjoys freedom and financial security unimaginable in Cuba, and he does all he can to help those he left behind." "In Havana, spymaster Victoria Valiente, head of the Cuban Intelligence's vital Miami Desk, and her husband, Manuel Pardo, a computer expert, are tired of their sacrifices. Knowing the chinks in the software used to process the inflow of dollars, Manuel successfully executes an electronic heist. And with Victoria at the peak of the intelligence world, they hope to not only steal millions, but to pull the wool over the Chief's eyes and escape to freedom through Miami." "But the couple's actions take place in a world of espionage as cutthroat as anything from the height of the Cold War. Miami is hotly contested, brimming with covert agents from both governments, and Victoria and Manuel's movements draw out all the players, including a gardener with more abilities than just a green thumb, secret foreign operatives, the FBI, and, against his will, the unsuspecting Elliot Steil."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 avail.
3 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (2.63)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 1
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,106,325 books! | Top bar: Always visible