With Special Guest Alan P. Gross, Former Cuban Hostage and Economic Development & Community Engagement Advisor
From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall, Nelson DeMille’s blistering new novel, The Cuban Affair, features an exciting new character—US Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. Brilliantly written, with his signature humor, fascinating authenticity from his research trip to Cuba, and heart-pounding pace, Nelson DeMille is a true master of the genre.
About the Author
Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 novels, six of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His novels include Radiant Angel, Plum Island, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter, which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. He has written short stories, book reviews, and articles for magazines and newspapers. Nelson DeMille is a combat-decorated U.S. Army veteran, a member of Mensa, Poets & Writers, and the Authors Guild, and a member and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 ThrillerMaster of the Year. He lives on Long Island with his family.
About Alan P. Gross
Before his sudden imprisonment in Castro’s Cuba, Alan P. Gross spent over thirty-five years traveling the globe as an International Economic Development and Community Engagement Advisor. Gross helped fight poverty and oppression by developing projects to help people in more than 50 countries around the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Everyone was shocked when, in December 2009, he was arrested by Cuban officials who wrongly accused him of working for American intelligence services. In March 2011, Gross was wrongfully convicted for “acts against the territorial integrity of the state," and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. During his captivity, Gross spent 23 hours a day confined to a small Cuban jail cell, almost completely isolated from the outside world. His physical, mental, and emotional health were continually challenged as he slowly began to wonder whether he would ever return home alive.
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