Prepare to feel and cry. Waypoint 90 offers an in-depth look at the power of redemption through love; a story of passion and romance, of political intrigue and suspense, of friendship and loyalty where the sea plays a pivotal role, drawing the characters, each in their own way, to the Florida Keys to fulfill their destinies.
Michael Bean leaves his high-pressured, high profile life and unhappy marriage for a simple life fishing and chartering. After a successful escape from Castro's Cuba, Diana de la Vega brings her son to the place closest to her old life and her jailed husband, caught during his own escape attempt. Diana's son finds a father figure in Michael. And Michael and Diana find each other.
Meanwhile, Diana's husband is offered an unexpected chance to escape his island prison. However, Diana must ask Michael's help to send a boat for the man she both dreads and longs to see. Caught in the Mariel boatlift, events rock the characters as the sea unleashes its fury and demands the ultimate sacrifice. A bittersweet epilogue brings readers gently to the shore.
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About the Author
He is the author of "Waypoint 90-In the Chambers of The Sea" his first novel published in 2003. He edited and published, "Memorias De Un Taquigrafo", his late fathers memoirs, in 1993.
Following his family's exile from Cuba in 1960, Angel lived in New York City, Austin, Texas and Miami, Florida. Angel attended the University of Texas at Austin earning a B.A. in Government in 1973. For over twenty five years he was devoted to a career in International Banking and Finance.
At present he is almost finished with another novel "The Weight of Sin" and seeking a publisher for it as well as for "Sea Lust", a collection of poetry exploring the deeply felt emotions of a heart that is searching, seeking its own unique way through the labyrinth of human emotions and experiences that make up a life.
Currently, he lives in Key Largo where he fishes and writes, not always in that order.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by: Celia Rating: 2 stars Review: Story revolves around a boy named Johnny and his upbringing in the Florida Keys. Water seemed to have been an obsession for him, a calling really. The story had a slow, uninspiring start for me, even though the language seemed to have an enriching ode to the sea. I suspect that this started off as a screenplay because not only did it have a cast of characters listed before the prologue (you almost never see that in a book,) but it also somewhat read like screenplay with its pedestrian schematic. Basically, this is a fishermen's tale with the entanglement of love--love for a woman, love for your parents, love for the water. For me, the story could've been an interesting read, but it just didn't quite make it there.
I found this book to be very romantic and full of love. The description of the Florida Keys and fishing reminds me of the Hemingway era. A Great read that will leave you wanting for more.
I recommend this book to everyone who has loved. This book will make you feel! A very real piece of life that will show you the power of love. AVF