The gripping true adventure story of a young radio officer on a tank ship transporting molasses from Cuba to the U.S. who risks his life for love and fortune, finding himself trapped between the Cuban Revolution, mutiny, and his ship's murderous captain. A rare, intimate shocking look at life at sea and the personal side of the Cuban Revolution never before told at first hand.
It's 1958, and Roger Asquith, a bright twenty-four year-old, fresh from the British RAF has signed on as the new communications officer of the Cuban Trader with a crew of young Germans escaped from East Germany and a merciless, scheming captain, a former Nazi U-Boat commander. Little do they know that the rebel forces of Fidel Castro are about to sweep from the hills to overthrow Batista. Making return journeys to Cuba as the revolution grows ever more intense and dangerous, Roger finds himself navigating a series of chilling adventures and narrow escapes in the shifting loyalties of the revolution. Arrested and held from ransom in a filthy rat-infested jail cell, witnessing the torture, gang rape, and eventual execution of fellow prisoners at the hands of the brutal security regime, Roger must escape the dangers of political upheaval only to face the wrath of his captain, mutiny, and the biggest threat of all, the ship breaking up in the stormy Atlantic.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)|