IN THE TURBULENT FINAL DAYS OF CUBA’S BATISTA REGIME, A POSSIBLE TRAITOR WITHIN THE CIA THREATENS TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF A REVOLUTION
AUGUST 1958: former CIA agent George Mueller arrives in Cuba’s volatile capital, where he has been assigned to monitor the CIA’s “man in Havana” and possible traitor, none other than his old friend Toby Graham. Under the guise of their brotherly affection, Mueller is recruited to vet rumors that Graham is putting weapons, covertly provided by the CIA to the unpopular Batista regime, in the hands of Castro’s forces. Public exposure of the CIA weapons mission, and the activity of one rogue agent, threaten to embarrass the agency. It is up to Mueller to distinguish whether Graham’s rebel sympathies are true and, if they are, how deep his loyal ties to his old friend lie . . .
Beneath the political turmoil and deadly intrigue lie complicated emotional ties that may blind everyone to the truth. A passionate love affair with an American expat; a world of deceit within the FBI, CIA, and State Department; and dangerous lies and moral bankruptcy from all sides further complicate the already treacherous circumstances in which Mueller finds himself. But both his own code of honor and the outcome of the revolution depend on Mueller’s ability to navigate the corruption and betrayals which permeate his world. Paul Vidich has written a powerful story of the competing ideals, passion, hypocrisy, and destructive rivalries that played out in the months before Castro’s triumphant march into Havana on New Year’s Day 1959.