Thursday, May 12, 2016

Havana File: Book Six of the Shake Davis Series by Dale A. Dye

Havana File: Book Six of the Shake Davis Series.  Dale A. Dye. Warriors Publishing Group. May 2016. 304 pp.  ISBN#: 9781504037099.

Shake Davis is a retired U. S. Marine gunner.  Once a Marine, always a Marine; and when another Marine is in trouble, he or she is never left alone.  So even though Shake is planning on building a wood shed in Texas with his wife where he can design and build pieces associated with the military, he is shaken to hear that a former buddy and fellow warrior may have been killed in Cuba.  The story takes place in contemporary America where the government is considering having an open and unrestricted relationship with the Cuban government.  Shake and other Marines are clearly against this policy because they know that the Cuban government has the support of Russia in establishing secret communications between Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorists throughout the world as well as from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

It turns out that Shake’s buddy’s body was just a cover and a bad one at that.  Not to give away the story, but Shake and a bunch of fellow Marines are sure their buddy is alive and set about making a plan to rescue him.  At the same time, this rescue is vital because they will then have proof of Cuba’s duplicitous plans for terrorists and America. 

It’s rare to have a plot that is so contemporaneous.  It’s only in the last six months that this policy change with Cuba has begun and still has far to go before anything solid is set in stone.  The realistic picture Dale Dye depicts might be read by those who are part of this decision-making scenario; it certainly opens another side of the debate that needs attention!  Other than that, this is an action-filled, adventurous read about some very spunky characters whose military skills ramp up the action considerably!  Enjoyable, intense read!

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