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Where There's Smoke

Mel McKinney

Thomas Dunne Books

A lovesick expatriate Cuban, an unscrupulous Southern capitalist, and a sanitized Mafia heir scratching a mid-life itch come together in this barbed tale centered around a cache of Cuban cigars secured for JFK just before he tightened the embargo in 1963. Mel McKinney’s Where There’s Smoke is an ironic, provocative, and action-packed ride that hurtles full-force toward a breathless conclusion.

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Where There's Smoke
ONEWashington, D.C. September 15, 1963"ONE THOUSAND, ALL premium Cubans, is that what you said?""You hear good, amigo. One thousand. Give or take a few. He has had them for two months.""How can you guarantee they will be his?""Look, amigo, do you want them or not? They are his, just sitting up there in Massachusetts. I know others who would seize this opportunity. The way your father-in-law was talking the other night in my restaurant, he will kiss your feet for this. I owe you a favor, so I called you first. There, the debt is paid. You want them, you tell me now. I have
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  • Mel McKinney

  • MEL McKINNEY is a retired trial lawyer who has published a number of articles and essays. This is his first novel. He lives with his family on California's Mendocino Coast.
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Where There's Smoke

Mel McKinney

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