Killing Castro [NOOK Book]

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When you’ve already got blood on your hands, what’s a little more?  Turner needs to start a new life and that means he needs cash . . . fast. So the twenty thousand he’s offered for a job sounds pretty good, even if it means killing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. And he’s not alone. There are four other men—killers, idealists, mercenaries—all with the same target. Can they band together to overthrow Castro and get Turner his chance at a new life? This ebook features an illustrated biography of ...

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Overview

When you’ve already got blood on your hands, what’s a little more?  Turner needs to start a new life and that means he needs cash . . . fast. So the twenty thousand he’s offered for a job sounds pretty good, even if it means killing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. And he’s not alone. There are four other men—killers, idealists, mercenaries—all with the same target. Can they band together to overthrow Castro and get Turner his chance at a new life? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Shortly before the Cuban missile crisis, mystery Grand Master Block (Hit and Run) donned a pen name to publish this absorbing yarn about five men vying for a $100,000 prize put on Fidel Castro's head by a mysterious guy named Hiraldo. Bounty hunter Ray Garrison only works on his own; hardened murderer Michael Turner is paired with 19-year-old Jim Hines, avenging his brother's execution; and Earl Fenton, longing to do some good before he dies of cancer, teams up with jack-of-all-trades Matt Garth, who just wants the money. As they make their way to the Cuban coast, sympathetic locals support the five would-be killers in their titular goal despite their penchant for rape and mayhem. Passages discussing Castro's life and times add depth to this intense, taut thriller, just as good now as it was in 1961. (Jan.)

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Praise for Lawrence Block:

"There is only one writer of mystery and detective fiction who comes close to replacing 
the irreplaceable John D. MacDonald...The writer is Lawrence Block." -Stephen King 

"Unfailingly entertaining." - The New York Times 

"One of the very best writers now working the beat." -The Wall Street Journal 

"Lawrence Block is a master of crime fiction." - Jonathan Kellerman 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453208458
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: B&N epub
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 661,237
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author. His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK). Although he is best known for his four main mystery series, Block explored a variety of genres, including thrillers and erotica, and developed an early following as a pulp-fiction writer under a number of pseudonyms. Born in Buffalo, New York, Block has three daughters and currently lives with his wife in New York City.


 

Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author. His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK). Although he is best known for his four main mystery series, Block explored a variety of genres, including thrillers and erotica, and developed an early following as a pulp-fiction writer under a number of pseudonyms. Born in Buffalo, New York, Block has three daughters and currently lives with his wife in New York City.

 

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

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    the story line actually reads more as a historical thriller

    In June 1961, Castro has been in power for two years since his Communist revolution successfully deposed corrupt the dictator Batista. Not everyone is pleased with the change in leadership; especially the Americans who loathe a Soviet beachhead ninety miles from Florida and the many Cuban expatriates who fled to the Miami for safety.<BR/><BR/>Someone using the name Hiraldo offers a $100,000 bounty for killing Castro. Five men forge an agreement of sharing the loot equally as they plot to sneak onto the island and take Castro¿s head with them when they leave. Ray Garrison has never worked with partners when chasing down a bounty; Michael Turner is a cold blooded killer; inexperienced teenager Jim Hines is motivated by his brother's execution; cancer victim Earl Fenton wants to have one good deed in his pocket when he meets his maker shortly; and mercenary Matt Garth sees a solid pay day. In Southern Florida the quintet receives logistical support from the exiled Cuban community who ignore their penchant for violence. Soon they will cross into Cuba heading for Havana and a date with Castro.<BR/><BR/>Not to long after the Bay of Pigs invasion (April 1961), but prior to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis is the time frame of this exciting thriller, a reprint of a 1961 tale; the story line actually reads more as a historical thriller with insight into the beginning of the Castro reign and the end of Batista then the contemporary story when first released. Although the climax is rushed, this novel is character driven and fast-paced especially once the not so magnificent five meet up. Fans will appreciate this fine Lawrence Block thriller while comparing the plot to Castro¿s five decade reign. <BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

    GREAT READ

    I have ready many Lawrence Block books and many Hard Case Crime books and this is by far my favorite. Multiple intriguing story lines and the really great part is Block intermixes it with some history to help "fill in the gaps" of what was going on at the time. Very engrossing...enjoy.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Early Block Not So Hot

    I'm generally crazy about all of Lawrence Block's books. This one however, fell short. Ah well, I'll still keep buying his books and enjoying the majority of his work.

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