2003 1st edition; Simon & Schuster publishers, New York; "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"; hardbound in red boards with silver lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; decorative dust jacket (with bullet holes) very good.
The bestselling Hunter takes a step back in time with this novel (his twelfth) to fill a blank space in his suspense-thriller series featuring members of the Swagger family. It is 1953, time of the Cold War and the Korean "police action," and Havana, 30 minutes by air from Miami, is central to many empires -- the Mafia, numerous American corporations, and the CIA among others. Now all the empires are being threatened by a young rabble-rouser, a lawyer named Castro. Enter Earl Swagger, WWII Medal of Honor winner, tough Arkansas lawman, who has been conned by CIA agents to become the U.S. gun in Havana, and, stage left, Speshnev, a Russian agent and veteran of Spain, the Eastern Front and the Gulag.
In different circumstances, Swagger and Speshnev might have been friends, but in Havana...