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Fidel’s Last Days

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Fidel's Last Days by Roland Merullo
Jan 12, 2010 | 288 Pages
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“[A] gripping tale of deception. . . . Takes readers on a fictional thrill ride filled with so much danger and drama that they won’t want it to end.” —The Boston Globe

“Heart-stopping. . . . In Merullo’s world everyone is at risk and no one, on either side of the Straits of Florida, is to be trusted.” —St. Petersburg Times

“Merullo portrays Cuba as a country stifled by fear and an oppressive secret police—a nation ripe, even desperate, for revolution.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A taut, page-turner of a thriller. . . . Right up to the last sentence, Merullo keeps you worried and guessing.” —The Charleston Post & Courier

“For the anti-Castro conspirators in Fidel’s Last Days, Roland Merullo’s darkly fascinating thriller, patriotic zeal is second nature; so is deception. . . . A ruthless torturer nicknamed ‘the Dentist’ embodies the horrors of unchecked power in a land of seductive pleasures and eviscerated dreams.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Tightly plotted.” —Los Angeles Times 
“Accurately captures the anxiety, paranoia and fear that anyone in Castro’s sphere must have felt.” —The Contra Costa Times
“Merullo still knows how to construct a good thriller.” —Associated Press
Fidel’s Last Days is not only a taut, expertly crafted page-turner, it is also a tender yet unsentimental exploration of the universal yearning to be free, a yearning which sometimes means having to kill one of your own. This is a timely, important, and moving novel, and I urge you to read it!” —Andre Dubus III

Fidel’s Last Days is a wry, humane, thinking-man’s thriller, Roland Merullo has written a novel that is, in every way, worthy of comparisons to Graham Greene, and only Graham Greene. One of the best books of the year.” —Dennis Lehane

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