Fidel Castro's 26 July Movement responds to Batista's cruel dictatorship with student protests and guerilla attacks against the Cuban army. Castro is in Key West raising money for his exile army training in Mexico. An assassin sent to Key West by Batista to kill Castro mistakenly murders a young man who resembles Castro. Ramon, the oldest brother of the murdered man, tracks the assassin to Cuba to avenge his brother's death. After seeing conditions in Cuba, Ramon decides to help overthrow Batista and he smuggles guns to Castro's army in Mexico and and later in Cuba.
When relations between the United States and Cuba sour after Castro's takeover, the CIA pressures Ramon to run guns to anti-Castro forces. Ramon learns that many Cubans support Castro and advises the CIA that it is doubtful there would be support for an invasion of Cuba.
After the fiasco at the Bay of Pigs, Ramon's life returns to normal until the CIA once again recruits him to take agents into Cuba to document the installation of missiles. When he attempts to bring the agents back to Florida, the Cuban military nearly sink his boat. The information he brings back from Cuba is vital to the Kennedy Administration and their confrontation with the Soviet Union to remove the missiles.
A Dose of Murder
Fun read and romp through Key West and Caracas with a detective in hot pursuit of a dastardly doctor-and women along the way. Hard boiled police detective Matt O'Grady plays against internal politics and international extradition to get his man. The plot wraps up where it might have been seen to be going, but with a number of the players in very different places from where they began. Pleasurable and pictorial story for lovers of detective fiction. And Matt O'Grady's got legs-we could see him back again for more.
Kiss the Pilot
In 1912 Tony Jannus, a handsome 22 year-old pilot, attempts to set a record for the longest flight over water. He becomes the chief pilot for the first scheduled airline. He was a test pilot for an airplane manufacturer and instructor for Russian pilots before the United States entered World War I. He is drawn into combat with the German Navy during the war. Through out his adventurous life he meets and dates many attractive young women. War tests his courage and changes his outlook on life. He meets the woman he wants to marry and they set a date.
A collection of short stories by an author who has a unique way of looking at life and finding the right words to express a vivid image of the scene and unforgettable characters. "Fat Albert" is an award-winning story about a fisherman who catches a ride he will never forget. "The Great Train Robbery", also an award-winning story, looks at two hobos who admire Jesse James and plan to rob a train in Key West. "A Fish Tail" is the story of a teenage boy battling a blue marlin during a fishing tournament. The collection includes fourteen stories.