Saturday, August 11, 2012

What is David Hagberg reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: David Hagberg, author of Castro's Daughter.

His entry begins:
My time over the past few years has never entirely been my own. Writers read, of course and one of the up sides is that I get a whole bunch of ARCs from publishers looking for blurbs—so I get a lot of brand new books many of which are quite good.

I don’t watch TV at night. I go to bed at seven and shut out the lights to go to sleep at ten, which (in my anal way) gives me five half hour reading segments. The problem is that I want to know everything and I’m running out of time.7:00-7:30 Spanish grammar or piano practice, depending on my mood. 7:30-8:00 I’m on volume two— of Will Durant’s Story of Civilization. 8:00-8:30 an ARC or if I have none then some science mostly physics and astrophysics—lots of really neat things are happening just now—including the discovery of...[read on]
About Castro's Daughter, from the publisher:
Cuban Intelligence Service Colonel Maria Leon is called to the bedside of the dying Fidel Castro. She is his illegitimate daughter but has never been acknowledged by her father until now. Castro makes her promise to contact the legendary former Director of the CIA Kirk McGarvey to help her on a mysterious quest to find Cibola, the fabled seven cities of Gold.

As the Cuban government unravels, Leon has to use every means at her disposal just to find the elusive McGarvey, all the while fending off men in her own Operations Division who want her job or her death. In desperation, Leon kidnaps McGarvey’s closest friend, Otto Rencke, to force McGarvey's hand.

Mac's meeting with Leon launches the most bizarre mission of his entire career that takes him from Cuba to Mexico City, to Spain and finally to an ancient site in New Mexico that the Spanish conquistadors called the Jornada del muerto—the Journey of Death.

On the run from Cuban intelligence agents and blood thirsty Mexican drug cartel soldiers who will stop at nothing for a piece of the fabulous treasure, McGarvey struggles to decipher the truth buried in Leon's deception.

This latest installment in David Hagberg's New York Times bestselling Kirk McGarvey series takes the former CIA director on another deadly international adventure in Castro's Daughter.
Learn more about the book and author at David Hagberg's website.

Writers Read: David Hagberg (July 2011).

My Book, The Movie: Abyss.

The Page 69 Test: Abyss.

The Page 69 Test: Castro's Daughter.

Writers Read: David Hagberg.

--Marshal Zeringue