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A Judd Ryker Novel, Book 3

Judd Ryker is a professor who works for the U.S. State Department and his wife, Jessica, for the C.I.A; can this marriage last? They don’t discuss their cases but they have a rule, they will assist each other blindly as needed.

Four suburban soccer dads out on a deep sea fishing trip accidentally cross into Cuba’s waters, where they are captured and imprisoned in Havana. Unbeknownst to the other, both Judd and Jessica get assigned to the case. But when Judd gets in over his head, he phones home for the assist, yet is shocked to learn his wife is a helicopter pilot who can squirrel millions of untraceable American dollars into Cuba to help him out.

There is a subplot with a power hungry politician climbing into bed with a top level spy who is equally power hungry, but doesn’t do much to further the plot. The fact that the U.S. now has relations with Cuba is mostly irrelevant here, but still, this third entry in the Judd Ryker series feels timely.

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9/16 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

GHOSTS OF HAVANA by Todd Moss. G.P. Putnam’s Sons (September 6, 2016).  ISBN 978-0399175930. 368p.


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