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Sam Carter, the son of a Confederate submariner who never returned from the sea, thought he understood the rules working for the fledgling Secret Service branch of the U.S. Treasury. When he was ...
Sam Carter, the son of a Confederate submariner who never returned from the sea, thought he understood the rules working for the fledgling Secret Service branch of the U.S. Treasury. When he was assigned to Havana as a foreign agent, Havana's Consul General Fitzhugh Lee coached him that in the spy business, there was only one rule - don't get caught. Carter quickly realized he would see a different Havana than he once knew after the Spanish Prime Minister's assassination. As he connected seemingly unrelated clues from his past and the present, he uncovered a German plot to exploit the inevitable American intervention in Cuba.
As a power hungry Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt, drives toward a tidy little war in Cuba, Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm choreographs a diversion he is convinced will leave American ports vulnerable to his navy's incursion. When President McKinley's administration is shaken to its core by the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana harbor, Carter's investigation into the explosion reveals evidence contrary to the Naval experts', and realizes the administration needs to recognize there could be unforeseen consequences when revenge on Spain is exacted.
Posted February 10, 2012
This book is awesome! If you are looking for a gripping historical fiction novel, this one is for you. I read this after reading his first novel, Convergence of Valor, which is sort of a prequel to Havana's Secret. Havana's Secret takes place during the Spanish American War. It has a little of everything - espionage, political conspiracy, as well as an imaginative description of war room strategy. I really enjoyed his characterizations of Roosevelt and the rest of his Chiefs of Staff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.