After a tumultuous relationship, attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana have finally tied the knot. As part of their honeymoon, Anthony wants to show Gail his beloved Cuba. Ignoring the U.S. travel restriction, Anthony and Gail plan to arrive in Havana and stay with Anthony's brother-in-law Ramiro Vega, a powerful general in Castro's army.

But the night before their departure, Anthony gets a visit from the CIA, which wants him to give a message to General Vega: Ramiro's life is in jeopardy, and the CIA wants him to defect. Anthony and Gail soon find themselves trapped in a deadly web of terrorists, spies and counterrevolutionaries. The stakes are high and only getting higher—with murder the tragic result.

With crumbling yet evocative old Havana as a backdrop, Parker takes readers on an intense and transfixing thrill ride. Politics, loyalties and family secrets spice up this high-powered suspense tale. Parker is an amazing storyteller. (Feb., 352 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith