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An aging Fidel Castro's control is threatened when a coup breaks out in Cuba attempting to usurp him. With no other recourse, Castro aims a single nuclear missile at a major city. He informs the U.S. Government of his actions and his intentions. Using his only bargaining chip, Castro blackmails America's leaders into becoming unlikely allies against Cuba's enemies. HC: Morrow.

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An aging Fidel Castro's control is threatened when a coup breaks out in Cuba attempting to usurp him. With no other recourse, Castro aims a single nuclear missile at a major city. He informs the U.S. Government of his actions and his intentions. Using his only bargaining chip, Castro blackmails America's leaders into becoming unlikely allies against Cuba's enemies. HC: Morrow.

An aging Fidel Castro's control is threatened when a coup breaks out in Cuba attempting to usurp him. With no other recourse, Castro aims a single nuclear missile at a major city. He informs the U.S. Government of his actions and his intentions. Using his only bargaining chip, Castro blackmails America's leaders into becoming unlikely allies against Cuba's enemies.

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Library Journal - Stacie Browne Chandler
"Pearson delivers another riveting technothriller... Highly recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688129842
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Series: Art Jefferson and Frankie Aguirre Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of several novels, including Cloudburst, October's Ghost, Capitol Punishment, Simple Simon, Top Ten, The Donzerly Light, All For One, and Confessions. He is also the author of the short story collection, Dark and Darker. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. As a screenwriter he has worked on numerous movies. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened #1 at the box office. Receiving Four Stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it 'among the best science-fiction films I've seen', it went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Eye.

Despite the often 'dark' nature of his novels and films, Pearson has been noted to have a 'sweet, disarming quality' by Entertainment Weekly-an accusation he has been unable to shake. When not writing he is usually thinking about writing, or touting the wonders of bacon in online conversations. He is addicted to diet soda and the sound of his children laughing. A west coast native, he lives in California with his wife, children, a Doberman Shepherd and a Beagle Vizsla.
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