Curse The Moon (Cold War Series)

Curse The Moon (Cold War Series)

by Lee Jackson

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BN ID: 2940152662849
Publisher: Stonewall Publishers, LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Series: Cold War Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,104,471
File size: 997 KB

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Curse The Moon (Cold War Series, #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for a review.   I loved the characters in this book, especially Atcho.  I really felt like i was right there with him during the book and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.  I love historical fiction and this book definitely didn't disappoint.
AMoonRose More than 1 year ago
I think that when you get into this genre of book you're expecting the exact same kind of lead character. Atcho was a great escape from that. The character had so much depth that you wanted to learn more and you really wanted to follow him through to the end. You want to know his past and you find yourself really on the edge of your seat through every encounter with the KGB.
DanelleJohns0 More than 1 year ago
It is rare to experience a book were you feel as if the author as a very strong emotional connection. But that is just what happens as you begin absorbing the plot and characters within the pages of this book. Curse of the Moon is another novel that goes outside my comfort genre, usually I stay away from anything that may be a bit political or warlike. But something about this particular historic fiction novel compelled me to give it a shot. I am very glad I did. I was able to live within Atcho’s character, feeling and thinking just as he must have. Anytime that an author can achieve that- I can guarantee that I will read it cover to cover in very short time. If you are looking for a fantastic book to read, Lee Jackson’s Curse The Moon is one that you should get. You will fall into the story, you will connect with the characters, you will feel as if the whole book is a true recollection from ones own experiences. In the end it is only fiction, but to be able to do this means that the author has an amazing ability for story-telling.
mrsrachapman More than 1 year ago
What an exciting book! This is an edge-of-your seat read (I just LOVE those) that takes place in Cuba during the Cold War. The story ended up being one that I didn't expect - one that kept me turning page after page in anticipation of what was to come. Lee Jackson wrote this book with a passion that connects you with the characters and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing Historical Thriller (Fiction)!
BookWormAndMore More than 1 year ago
This usually isn't the type of book that I read. However, I really wanted to read this one, because my Godmother was a Cuban refugee. I was hoping that this would give me a little more insight into what her life was like, and what her family went through. I was not disappointed. I'm not sure how historically accurate it is, but I'm sure quite a bit of the atmosphere is accurate. For a person who does not typically like political, military, or war books, I was completely surprised. I loved this book, and could not but the book down. In fact, I am anxiously awaiting the next book. It is an intense book that will have your empathy on overdrive for Atcho and his family. The dilemmas that Atcho is faced with are difficult to say the least. What is amazing is that I'm sure people were (and maybe still are) faced with some of these same dilemmas. I spoke with my mom after reading this book to see what she knew about Mirenchu's (my Godmother) experiences. She told me how Mirenchu was sent to America before the others in her family when she was a preteen/teen. From what she understands they lost everything and basically made it here with just the clothes on their backs. It sounds like they went through some of the same things that Atcho and others in this book went through. I highly recommend this book, and can't wait to see what comes next. I give this book 5 stars. I think everyone can learn something from this book, and that everyone will enjoy this book. Even if this isn't your usual genre, give it a try. I think you will find it amazing, just like I did. It is not at all what I thought it would be like, It was 200% better than what I thought it would be. Lee Jackson did an amazing job, and I look forward to reading more of his books. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
ManGoneDad More than 1 year ago
Great Book. I enjoyed every twist and turn this story took. I found myself wondering what was going to happen next and was unable to guess correctly what was in store for.  Cuba during the Cold War was the stage that set this book in motion and shining a light on an area and conflict that I found intriguing but knew very little about. It is not your typical war or action story. It is a story of a man and his struggles for his family and his country. Lee Jackson wrote this book very well and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book with plenty to keep you on your toes
BeccaW More than 1 year ago
I was not quite sure what to expect when I first started to read this novel because it was based around Cuba. Honestly, I know nothing of the history and have only heard of Fidel Castro, but I could not tell you what he did. Did this make me naive? I am not sure, but when I really got into the novel, I realized that this part of history was something that I had been missing. I wanted and almost needed to know more about it. I was instantly hooked right in because the story was so full of action that I was never not held in suspense about what was going to happen next. The characters in the story are what really made it for me. There was so much excitement and thrill behind what the author was trying to convey to the reader about this time in history that it really evoked every sense of emotion that I had. I like to be gripped when I read stories like this about a time in history, and the author did just that. Everything was so real and life like that I felt like I knew what it was like to have lived in the time period. I was at one with the characters and I could feel what they were. You can tell that the author put a lot of time and effort into getting the details of the story just so. Lots of knowledge was flowing through the pages as I kept turning and actually learning while indulging in a story. Everything was portrayed perfectly and now I have an even better idea of life on the island of Cuba. This is truly an amazing book and has opened my eyes in so many ways to a historical time that I honestly would never have looked into otherwise. Many thanks to the author for making me expand my horizons farther than I ever would have on my own! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
When this novel arrived through my letter box I just had to read it immediately and I was not disappointed.   It is based around Cuba and the Fidel Castro takeover of the island, which is one of my favourite periods in history.  This book had me hooked from page one to the end, every page was full of action, suspense and mystery which made me want to follow the Heroes plight and journey. The story and characters make an exceptional read.  The main character is caught up in a web of intrigue and entrapment and an unknown source is holding sway over his actions and future which adds extra spice and excitement to an excellent thriller. Excellent emotive writing really makes the characters spring to life and you really join in with their personal struggles making the reader wanting to whisper in the ears of the characters to help them through.  The research and knowledge that the author has really shines through and the descriptive images that are portrayed makes you think that you are wherever the action is taking place. An excellent read full of historic content and questioning what was really going on the island of Cuba and who really did pull the strings, the Americans or the Russians, leaving the poor people to fight for survival. This is one of the best books I have been asked to read and review for a long time and this author is definitely going to be on my list and if you like an excellent novel please read this one.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is one book I am not likely to ever forget. I finally read the truth about Cuba, the Bay of Pigs and the rise of Fidel Castro. It was at a time when Gorbachev was the head of the USSR and Ronald Reagan was President. It was a frightening time in the history books and the Cuban people took the brunt of the trouble. They came to Miami in droves and are still to this day trying to liberate their home land from oppression. According to the front page of the book along with publisher information etc this is written: "Many of the episodes described in this novel were based on actual events, particularly those in the story that take place in Cuba. The views expressed in this novel are not necessarily those of the United States Military Academy, the US Army, or the United States Government. This is a work of fiction. The main character, Atcho, and his daughter, Isabel, are based on the author’s family members. All other characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." This is the story of a brave and courageous man who wanted nothing more then to find his daughter and then keep her safe! Only the moon truly witnessed all. If I could give this book higher then a 5 I would--it deserves a 10 in my opinion. There is another book in this series which I will be grabbing as soon as it is published!!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Wow. Wow. Wow. This was quite the read. I found it to be long (not bad long, but longer than most books I have been reading) but it was such a great read! It was filled with so many emotions, actions, mystery. The book takes you through the life of Atcho including his imprisonment, his battles, his isolation, his mental aguish, and his freedom. The entire book is filled with suspense as well as mystery as to who is in charge of everything that occurs. It was a definitely “who done it” type read that definitely through me for a loop (I didn’t figure it out until the book told me and even then, I was a little slow and didn’t put it all together!) This is definitely a read that I can see both female and male alike enjoying and I highly recommend it!
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Atcho, a former West Point graduate, appears in a gruesome opening scene where a Russian captain is holding a gun to Atcho’s daughter’s head, while his soldier goons are kicking and beating the daylights out of Atcho. The brutal KGB agent informs Atcho that he owns him and so it will appear until the very end of this international spy thriller that moves between Cuba, Russia and the United States. Atcho’s fury, plus his obvious well-trained background, compels the reader to follow him during the famous (or infamous depending on one’s point of view) Bay of Pigs disaster. For Cuban dissidents have much gusto to stage a resistance fight with the aid of American military assistance; but it will as we already know go up in smoke due to poor training of Cubans and lackluster, discombobulated American assistance. However, Atcho forms special relationships with some very brave and ardent rebels and he is known for his over-the-top bravery in that devastating skirmish. The result is thousands of Cubans will die as a lesson to the world staged by Castro and thousands more will be imprisoned in Cuban prisons with the most brutally horrific conditions. Eventually Atcho learns his daughter is in America and plans to escape the prison. He is caught and will serve the next nineteen years of his life in three different prisons. All of a sudden, however, the Russian officer is manipulating Atcho’s life again. The rest of the novel is so surprising at every turn that this reviewer couldn’t stop reading – no spoiler here. Fear over losing his daughter is the key to controlling Atcho as he is ordered to prepare for a very special mission. It is only when he realizes that he’s still a virtual prisoner that he decides to take his own, and his daughter’s, destiny into his own hands. Every page is well worth the read! Lee Jackson has obviously researched his subject well as he places the battles in Cuba at all the correct places and also depicts the divided nature of Cuban people who for the most part let Castro rule tyrannically without much resistance at all. It’s also obvious that this was more a competition between Russia and the USA. Indeed the mole in this story is a willing tool for both sides. The depiction of West Point is spot on, especially with all of its changes in the 1970s. So much of Atcho’s behavior is not only protective for his daughter but also a result of being a prisoner for so many years, often spending as much as eight months in solitary confinement in a space where one could neither sit, stand nor lie with any comfort at tall. Lee Jackson writes in the style of the early and notable Robert Ludlum or Ken Follett. The story is action-packed, riveting, adrenaline-pumping reading that is sure to make this a best-seller. The moon can be friend or enemy and Atcho clearly knows the difference! Superb historical thriller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lee Jackson proves himself to be a master craftsman with words. What a story! Buy the book and read it. You'll be glad you did. Give it as Christmas presents. You WILL be thanked. Lee will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat! You can't put it down. This fast paced action packed book is a historical treasure that teaches so much of a period of time almost completely lost in the history books. Lee masterfully shares the thoughts, dreams, losses, hurts and every other aspect of human interactions which befall man in such a tragic yet tragic period of our history. You too will Curse the Moon with Atcho. You hope with him. You wail with him. You cry with him. You ache with him. You wonder was there really was an Atcho. I can hardly wait for the sequel Rasputin’s Legacy – Coming in mid-2014. After you read Curse the Moon, you wont be able to either. Go to his website and encourage him along.