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   Spy's Fate
by Arnaldo Correa
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Category: Mysteries - Suspense
Code: 151 |  ISBN: 1888451653 |  339 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Akashic Books (Independent Publisher)
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
Akashic Books anoints its status as the premier US publisher of Cuban noir with the first English-language suspense novel by acclaimed Cuban author Arnaldo Correa. Spy's Fate is a smart, scandalous portrayal of the inept misadventures of post-Cold War US and Cuban Intelligence operations. At the center of the novel is Carlos Manuel (alias Roberto), who for two decades has built his reputation--and guarded his anonymity--as a Cuban special service agent and political assassin in Africa and Latin America. When his wife commits suicide, he returns to Havana in 1994 to discover his country's economy in disarray, along with its intelligence infrastructure. Widowed, jobless, and homeless, he finds himself completely alienated from his children, and from the country he has served.

After his kids embark on a potentially disastrous raft ride to the US, Carlos steals a yacht and sails after them into the stormy Atlantic. A last-minute decision saves his children, but leaves him stranded in Miami--just one step ahead of the CIA, for whom he is a murder suspect; and Cuban intelligence, who mistakenly believe he has defected. Complicating matters is Sidney King, a maniacally vindictive CIA bureaucrat. Carlos flees from a Florida refugee camp to small-town Vermont to a fishing village in northern Cuba. The hunter becomes the hunted as Carlos finally encounters his old nemesis--and the ravaging violence of his former life.


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