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“David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington.”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple

“David Hagberg runs in the same fast, high-tech track as Clancy and his gung ho colleagues, with lots of war games, fancy weapons, and much male bonding.”
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“A terrific page-turning experience, and McGarvey’s personal mission brings a powerful urgency to the proceedings. It all adds up to Hagberg’s best book in years. Conspire to grab this one right away.”
—Booklist on The Cabal

About the Author

DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling Allah’s Scorpion, Dance With the Dragon, and The Expediter. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.
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Product Details

  • Series: Kirk Mcgarvey (Book 16)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition first Printing edition (July 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765320215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765320216
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,212,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling Joshua's Hammer, Soldier of God, and Allah's Scorpion. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.

Customer Reviews

All his books I have read have been good reads.
Karen
I've read all the books for this character and found myself totally bored and disappointed with this story line.
Jerbear
Now, the good guys largely are boring and the bad guys are evn more so.
Mathew E. Hoffman

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TarHeelBlue on September 30, 2012
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Like many reviewing here I love Hagberg and his McG novels. But for the life of me this one had me stumped. I kept waiting...hoping...that something important would develop. This can't just be about buried treasure?? But to my surprise the plot line got even thinner with all that "crossing the border" nonsense. Much ado about nothing.

It seems to me that if the US government wanted to rebuild relations after Fidel's death, they would have just contacted his bro. Nothing to lose. Instead they have McG making policy through some hair-brained convoluted approach?

And I could care less about his freaking daughter. No, wait. I could care even less about a sequel to this book. Don't waste your time Mr Hagberg as I'm sure I'm not alone in saying I won't spend a dime for a followup. If you've run out of McG plots then think out of your box and come up with something more impactful.

Thanks so much for all the great books that preceded this stinker. I have faith that you'll right the ship!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert C. Olson VINE VOICE on August 20, 2012
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Indiana Jones meet Kirk McGarvey.
Stink-bomb in the house! 2 stars in respect to prior David Hagberg thrillers. Mr. Hagberg's Castro's Daughter had an interesting initial plot but very weak story execution. The premise of Mr. Hagberg's new book was the fabled lost treasure of the "Seven Cities of Cibola" and how it would bring redemption and salvation to the oppressed peoples of Cuba. Quite a stretch, and the as the story unfolded Mr. Hagberg could never close the literary deal. Finally falling apart completely towards the end. Sadly, super hero Kirk McGarvey was caught up in this implausible web of bad writing to suffer the consequences to his sterling character. This is not the kind of story or tight writing I have grown to expect from David Hagberg. To make matters worse the book ends on the blatant hint that there is more to come in the search for the lost Spanish gold. The story introduces Colonel Maria Leon, Fidel Castro's illegitimate daughter, as a key character and possible future love interest of McGarvey's. This too falls flat as the two have diametrically different personalities in all respects. Alas Kirk is now a lonely widower, but to think he would find a love interest in Fidel Castro's illegitimate daughter stretches the credulity of a rational mind. Enough of this silliness Mr. Hagberg, find a more worthy love interest for Kirk the Superb.
Character development was weak. Several new McGarvey series characters but not much there, there. I like Kirk McGarvey but it might be time for Mr. Hagberg to allow Kirk to retire permanently to his Greek island lighthouse.
No gratuitous sex, language, or violence. Not much realistic story either.
Cannot recommend this tedious, over-the-top, implausible story.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By deliveryman on August 5, 2012
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I've read all of Hagberg's books and it looks like he's run his course with Kirk McGarvey. The plot was so weak and far fetched I had trouble finishing the book. Others have gone into details so I won't waste time rehashing the plot. Avoid this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mathew E. Hoffman on October 28, 2012
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There was a time when Hagberg wrote some of the best books around. The good guys were good. the bad guys (terrorist types were bad). Now, the good guys largely are boring and the bad guys are evn more so. bring back the Arab terrorists. Who cares if Castro had a daughter who wants to find gold? Who cares if McGarvey finds it? this book is painfully dull. after three stinkers in a row, I am done with Hagberg.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James T. Tarpley on October 9, 2012
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David Hagberg never fails to deliver a spell-binding story. This time is no exception. Castro's Daughter contains the action and intrigue I have come to expect in Hagberg's writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynda Nunez on August 21, 2013
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I am a dyed-in-the-wool James Rollins fan and, having read all of his books, I decided to look for another author who could write thrillers that kept me interested the whole way through. This book was one of them. I'm looking forward to reading more of David Hagberg's (McGarvey) books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Crosby on July 14, 2013
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A timely story based on the death of Castro and it's aftermath of treachery. McGarvey fits right in and provides the reader with a real look at the mess in Cuba...which if ultimately solved could be a big boon to this Country and the USA. Hagberg leaves the door wide open for more of Castro's daughter in a subsequebt book that should be just as great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lillybgr8 on June 10, 2013
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Very good. I like David Hagberg! Never disappointed in his stories. One can visualize his characters easily. Thank you, David !
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