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Ace pilot Alan Richards has taken a job ferrying Greenpeace scientists in a seaplane to identify freighters and cruise ships that are pumping waste overboard. When an engine glitch forces him to land in an area of Mexico known for drug smuggling (and for which he has not filed a flight plan), he opts to abandon the plane and take his chances living on the beach rather than run the risk of being mistaken for a smuggler.
This gives the CIA the chance to make their move. They know that Richards is always running away from his past, and they need a rogue pilot like him to fly into Cuba to pick up two baseball players and get back out before the Cuban government knows what hit them. But when Richards and his co-pilot (Cuban-American Mario Rodriquez with secrets of his own) eventually begin their descent, they see on the field below not only the two ball players they were expecting, but also more than fifty men, women, and children waiting for transport to America. And that’s only the beginning of their problems…
ESCAPING CUBA is a thriller teeming with aggressive CIA agents, Navy Seals, merciless Cuban Army soldiers, beautiful women and ordinary Cubans trying to get by without making waves… It’s an absolute must read for anyone who likes their adrenaline rush mixed with authenticity, historical detail, and great company.