FIDEL'S LAST DAYS by Roland Merullo
Shaye Arehart Books, December 2008
A sophisticated thriller that takes
readers on a wild ride through a clandestine plot to assassinate Fidel
Former CIA agent Carolina Perez has spent five years working deep undercover
for a very secret and very powerful organization. Their mission is to bring
down Castro and Free Cuba from the grip of his long and troubled regime. She
believes in her heart that the cause she works for is just, even though it
means lying to her wealthy and influential ex pat uncle, Roberto Anzar. What
she doesnít know is how deep the deception goes and how intricate the web of
lies and contradictions truly is.
In Cuba, Carlos Gutierrez, the embattled and disillusioned minister of
health, faces his own demons and is at great risk as he undertakes his role
in the plot to rid the island nation of her communist restraints. From the
hot, roiling streets and glittering beaches of Miami to the crumbling and
faded elegance of Old Havana, Fidelís Last Days is a dynamic and explosive
thriller that leads readers on a breathless journey into the heart of a
nation longing for change.
"Fidel's Last Days is a wry, humane, thinking-man's thriller. Roland
Merullo has written a novel that is, in every way, worthy of comparisons to
Graham Greene and only Graham Greene. One of the best books of the year."
-- Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and The Given Day
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 novel, and I urge you to read it!"
-- Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog and The
Garden of Last Days