The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

by K. R. Jones

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The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay by K. R. Jones

In 1959, communist Fidel Castro assumed power of the island-nation of Cuba, but not before three of Havana's largest casino owners pooled resources to hide their fortunes on the American base. Nearly forty years later, Marine Captain Adam Claiborne and his wife Audrey arrive in Guantanamo Bay for a two-year tour of duty, completely unaware of its strangely eclectic society and turbulent past. Drug smuggling, tyrannical commanding officers, unscrupulous chaplains, and a hedonistic sub-culture relentlessly challenge their faith in God, country and each other. From a military scandal to a forty-year old mystery, Adam and Audrey uncover Guantanamo Bay's best kept secrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979097300
Publisher: Seacay Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 0.74(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

K.R. Jones was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Jones studied political science and international relations at Fordham University, including one year at Humboldt Universitat in East Berlin, and the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. After graduation, Jones married and spent the next six years at various duty stations with the Marine Corps, before a final two-year tour of duty at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. K.R. Jones now lives and writes in rural northern Virginia.

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Jones weaves an intriguing tapestry of greed, murder, and abuse of power while enticing the reader with the magnetism of a tropical paradise.
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A gripping read as secrets unfold in this atmospheric thriller.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I live in GTMO, I have been to most of the places she talks about and I can picture where they are as I read each page. Tomorrow we are going up JPJ hill because I have never been there. We are in GTMO now and this book makes me want to explore more of the history of GTMO !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book because it provided a real experience of how it would be like living on that base which most people will never get to experience. The book provided so much information about the history of the base as well as the personalities of the families that live there. I actually feel like a tiny expert on Gitmo. The book was a very enjoyable read and I would highly recommend it. Looking forward to another book from this author. Great Job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caution! When you start reading this book, you won't be able to put it down! The mystery keeps your attention to the end and the characters are awesome! Kay Jones does an excellent job of creating interesting characters you will love and hate, and uses lots of dialogue which keeps the book interesting! Her descriptions of Gitmo put you there where you swear you can taste and smell the sea air! Hard to believe it's her first book! I can't wait to read her next one! This one is a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! I was absolutely blown away. I¿m a notoriously slow reader, but I whipped through this novel in no time because I just couldn't put it down. It was a great read, a very suspenseful story, and K.R. Jones did an amazing job of tying up all the loose ends. The character development was expertly done, and the story was complex without being overreaching. I found myself wondering how much of this tale (especially that concerning the relationships between the cast of characters) was influenced by the author's time in Guantanamo. I have already recommended the book to many of my friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
KR Jones does a masterful job of stealing the reader away to a place that occupies romance, intrigue, fear, mystery and legend in actual history and builds on our collective curiosity to create a work of fiction that will leave you both satisfied and wanting for more. Fantastic!! Thank you!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jones paints beautiful imagery of this mysterious Island, making you feel like you're really there. She gives you a glimpse of the sometimes harsh side of military politics while spinning a fast paced mystery that keeps you wrapped up until the very end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only was the mystery part of this book completely engaging, but I really felt like I was there. The author's time living in Gitmo really comes through in the writing. I loved the characters and I was fascinated by the base's history and 'secrets'. It was also interesting to get a view inside the lives of the military families who live there. This book has something for everyone--a real pager turner. Finally, a fresh voice for the mystery/suspense genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! WE were stationed in GITMO and it was a walk down memory lane. The story kept me engaged and it was an ending that I could not predict. It's a great read for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the story flows and is a real page turner with a few good twists and historical interest about Cuba. A refreshing read.