Book Reviews of Cuba (Jake Grafton, Bk 7)

Cuba (Jake Grafton, Bk 7)
Cuba - Jake Grafton, Bk 7
Author: Stephen Coonts
ISBN-13: 9780312971397
ISBN-10: 0312971397
Publication Date: 5/15/2000
Pages: 461
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A little slow in the beginning, but an Excellent thriller, once you get to know all of the characters. Coonts was a naval aviator and he gets a little technical for my limited knowledge of the flying war machines, but this book defintely held my attention.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book. Cuba is a page turner that is great for a winter weekend.
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Helpful Score: 2
Coonts in his usual top form. One of the Jake Grafton novels.
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A slow starter but does pick up the pace and ends with a bang. Good Grafton/Carmellini adventure.
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Somehow, this book never hooked me in ... it was just so-so. I read it, finished it, but never felt compelled to keep reading
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In Cuba Fidel is dying & the sharks are circling. A nerve gas is stolen from Guantanomo Bay that could kill millions in the U>S>. Jake Grafton has the job of finding the one man inside Cube with his finger on the trigger. Fantastic book.
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Good Read
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Good read, keeps you turning the pages.
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Cuba by Stephen Coonts
ISBN: 1578155509 5 CDs 6 hours
Read by: Richard Gilliland

Rear Admiral Jake Crafton, hero of six New York Times bestsellers, returns as the United States and Cuba engage in a terrifying game of brinkmanship, a high-risk gamble that could break the last military taboo and destroy both countries.

As Fidel Castro lies dying, Americas president secretly moves forbidden weapons to the U.S. base in Cubas Guantanamo Bay. But, when his covert actions are discovered, the situation quickly escalates into a tropical powder keg and Admiral Grafton becomes the key player in a tense and action-filled struggle that could explode at any second.
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Great book! Enjoyed all the books in this series.
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Castro lies dying and human sharks are circling. One man has his finger on the trigger of a weapon that will change everything.
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Amazon.com Review
When a North Korean freighter carrying a cargo of biological weapons runs aground in international waters off Cuba--Rear Admiral Jake Grafton wants go aboard, taking just one other man with him. His new chief of staff, Capt. Pascal, is skeptical and suggests that he takes along a half-dozen well-armed marines. Jake's reply is patient and succinct: "I don't know what's on that ship.... It just makes sense to have a point man explore the unknown before we risk very many lives. I am going to be the point man because I want to personally see what is there, and I make the rules. Understand?" Had Capt. Pascal been one of the millions of readers of Coonts's six previous books about Grafton, he wouldn't have raised the issue. Jake is a take-charge guy, the kind of believable hero trusted by his military superiors (if occasionally viewed as a loose cannon by politicians), and not even the possibility of an all-out war with Cuba is going to make him start playing it safe.
Fidel Castro is very close to death from cancer, and his chief aide plans to win the hearts of the Cuban population and gain control of the government by using a 40-year-old secret weapon against an American city. Meanwhile, Adm. Grafton and his carrier fleet have been sent to Guantånamo Bay in Cuba to supervise the removal of some U.S. biological weapons there. Very soon, Grafton and other Coonts regulars are up to their helmets in action on the air, land, and sea. Along the way, we meet a large cast of vivid supporting players: a Cuban family whose fate is closely linked to Castro's rise and fall and a CIA agent with the perfect cover--a lawyer for giant tobacco companies who want to make cigarettes in Cuba. We also increase our knowledge of military jargon: "strangling the parrot" means turning off a radar transponder. Cuba is an intriguing and surprisingly compassionate scenario, in which superb military action alternates with high family drama and political in-fighting. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
The future of Cuba is up for grabs in this crackerjack speculative thriller by the author of Flight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War. Coonts regulars Rear Admiral Jake Grafton and staff operations officer Toad Tarkington are providing military cover for a shipment of American chemical and biological weaponsAweapons that should have been destroyed long agoAout of Guant namo Bay, where they have been in storage. When the shipment goes missing, it's Grafton's job to find it and get those weapons back. But that's the least of his worries, because Cuba is developing its own biological weapons; as soon as they are ready, they will be loaded onto missiles already aimed at American cities. Meanwhile, an aged Castro is dying of cancer, and even if he lives long enough to name a successor, Alejo Vargas, head of the Cuban secret police, has his own plans for the future of the country. While there's little doubt that Grafton will save the day, Coonts's sharply drawn charactersAincluding dapper CIA operative and biological weapons expert William Henry Chance and his safe-cracking sidekick, Tommy CarmelliniAand a plethora of intersecting plot lines take what one character calls "another Cuban missile crisis" to a rousing action finale. But the surprise pleasure here is how clearly Coonts paints a picture of Cuba by focusing on the three Soldano brothersAHector, a Jesuit priest who may be Castro's chosen successor; Ocho, the handsome ballplayer who has the chance to sail to Florida with the woman he got pregnant; and Maximo, the finance minister who is more interested in money than the revolution. This gripping and intelligent thriller is a standout for Coonts, taking the death of Castro as a starting point for an all-too-possible scenario of political turmoil and military brinkmanship. $325,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Aug.) FYI: In one of this season's more interesting coincidences, Coonts chooses for his epigraph the same poem by Jos? Mart! as does Amy Ephron in her book White Rose, reviewed above.
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Another Jake Grafton thiller.
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Admirial Jake Grafton is overseeing a shipment of nerve gas being transferred from a top-secret U.S. stockpile at Guantanamo Bay. But a power stuggle inside Cuba has ignited an explosive plot and turned a horrific new weapon on the U.S. Now, Jake msut strap himself into the cockpit of a new generation of American aircraft and fly blind into the heard of an island that is about to blow-and take the whole world with it...
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Stephen Coont's bestselling novels take readers into the heart of harrowing, pulse-pounding action, whether on land, on sea, or in the air. Now, this master of full-tilt, blockbuster suspense turns to a lush setting 90 miles from U.S. soil. In Cuba, Fidel Castro lies dying, Human sharks are circling. And one man has his finger on the trigger of a weapon that will change everything.....

Admiral Jake Grafton is overseeing a shipment of nerve gas being transferred from a top-secret U.S. stockpile at Guantanamo Bay. But a power struggle inside Cuba has ignited an explosive plot and turned a horrific new weapon on the U.S. Now, Jake must strap himself into the cockpit of a new generation of American aircraft and fly blind into the heart of an island that is about to blow and take the whole world with it.
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The future of Cuba is up for grabs in this crackerjack speculative thriller by the author of Flight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War. Coonts regulars Rear Admiral Jake Grafton and staff operations officer Toad Tarkington are providing military cover for a shipment of American chemical and biological weaponsAweapons that should have been destroyed long agoAout of Guant namo Bay, where they have been in storage. When the shipment goes missing, it's Grafton's job to find it and get those weapons back. But that's the least of his worries, because Cuba is developing its own biological weapons; as soon as they are ready, they will be loaded onto missiles already aimed at American cities. Meanwhile, an aged Castro is dying of cancer, and even if he lives long enough to name a successor, Alejo Vargas, head of the Cuban secret police, has his own plans for the future of the country. While there's little doubt that Grafton will save the day, Coonts's sharply drawn charactersAincluding dapper CIA operative and biological weapons expert William Henry Chance and his safe-cracking sidekick, Tommy CarmelliniAand a plethora of intersecting plot lines take what one character calls "another Cuban missile crisis" to a rousing action finale. But the surprise pleasure here is how clearly Coonts paints a picture of Cuba by focusing on the three Soldano brothersAHector, a Jesuit priest who may be Castro's chosen successor; Ocho, the handsome ballplayer who has the chance to sail to Florida with the woman he got pregnant; and Maximo, the finance minister who is more interested in money than the revolution.