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The Lazarus File

03 Sep

The Lazarus FileThe Lazarus File by Donn E. Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Political intrigue isn’t generally my favorite read, but this one caught my eye. It’s set back in the 1970s, so that’s a bit of a twist. No cell phones. No computers. (Anyone else remember this as the good old days?) Back when spying was done with actual eyeballs. Back when technology didn’t own us and control our lives. It was fun to read about an era I can remember … and really doesn’t seem that long ago!

Mark Daniel is running with a bad crowd, a drug running crowd, the kind of people who would kill him in a heartbeat if they had any idea who he was. But not every enemy is in Columbia and Cuba. Under the name Carlos Ortiz, he’s in the perfect position to send intelligence back to the United States to contacts he trusts. As if his mission isn’t difficult enough, Mark stumbles into an attempted kidnapping of the beautiful Sol Agueda de Roca, the wife of a very important man in Columbia. Their lives become entangled because her family and the drug lord he works for are on opposite sides of the law. Things only get stickier when a major Cuban power player shows up.

No spoiler here. The book is a page-turner and well worth the time to read.

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