Cuba Strait

Cuba Strait

A Novel

Carsten Stroud's heart-pounding thrillers have earned him comparisons to Elmore Leonard and Michael Connelly. Now the author of Black Water Transit returns with a scorching cocktail of lies, murder, and espionage.
Rick Broca's had more than his share of hard knocks -- which may explain why he's a retired cop at the age of thirty-three, working as a technical consultant for Hollywood producer Jake Siegel. For the last few months, that's meant taking care of Siegel's boat, Cagancho, in the Florida Keys.
But everything changes when Broca rescues a pilot from his downed seaplane during one of the Keys' notorious storms. Charles Green, injured but alive, is thankful for his good fortune, and Broca takes a liking to him. But is Green who he seems to be? Why does the faded photograph Green carries of two little girls in front of an old warship seem to haunt him? And why does he deny having had any military training, despite obvious evidence to the contrary? Questions fill Broca's head as he and Green steer Cagancho back to Miami. But when they are intercepted by a fishing boat carrying artillery, Rick knows enough to shoot now and ask questions later. So begins an insidious sequence of events that will ultimately force Rick Broca back into working for the government and force the U.S. government into an ugly confrontation with Cuba.
With its deadly maze of international espionage and political intrigue, Cuba Strait is a blistering thriller with all the trappings of a breakout bestseller.
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  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9780743545310 | 
  • January 2003
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Chapter One: Cuba

BAHIA DE TANAMO AIRFIELD

PUNTA GUARICO, CUBA

7:45 P.M. EDT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

For forty-five minutes the pilot waited in the cool darkness of the ancient wooden hangar, the picture of his daughters almost forgotten in his left hand. In the open doorway the sea wind off the Caribbean stirred up miniature tornadoes of ochre dust that floated across the dirt floor. The battered windward wall was pierced by nine thin blades of slanting yellow sunlight. Out in the arc of the bay, past the ragged line of dusty palms, a flight of gulls crossed the red disk of the sun, wheeling in unison over a sea filled... see more

About the Author

Carsten Stroud
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Carsten Stroud

Carsten Stroud is the author of Cuba Strait, Black Water Transit, the award-winning Sniper's Moon, and other novels. His nonfiction titles include Deadly Force; Iron Bravo, chosen for the U.S. Army's recommended reading list; and the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit. He lives on the shores of Lake Huron.

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