By Randy Wayne White
Document Ford’s previous pal, common Juan Garcia, has long gone into the profitable enterprise of smuggling Cuban baseball avid gamers into the U.S. he's additionally feasting on gains made by way of deciding to buy historic treasures for pennies at the buck. He prefers what buyers name HPC items—high-profile collectibles—but whilst he manages to procure a suite of letters written by way of Fidel Castro among 1960–62 to a mystery female friend, it’s no longer an issue of cash anymore. Garcia has stumbled method out of his depth.
First Garcia disappears, after which the guy to whom he offered the letters. whilst document Ford starts to enquire, he quickly turns into confident that these letters include a mystery that somebody, or a few robust organisation, can't let to be made public.
A lot occurred among Cuba and the USA from 1960–62. Many males died. a number of extra will infrequently be spotted.
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203), a powerful manipulator of bodies and minds alike. Although Sejanus does not directly handle drugs or medicines in the play, he carries out his most signiﬁcant political accomplishments, wooing the princess Livia, and murdering her powerful husband Drusus, through the services of a doctor. The physician Eudemus is not a central character in Sejanus—he appears only in the ﬁrst two acts—but he serves as a key double for Sejanus in embodying the play’s central focus on duplicitous intrigue and plotting.
With his intimate access to the princess Livia and other important women in Rome, Eudemus is aptly seen by Sejanus as a crucial gateway to power. 299–301). Upon Eudemus’s agreement to secure a private meeting with Livia, and essentially to act as bawd, Sejanus exults: Let me adore my Aesculapius! Why this indeed is physic! And outspeaks The knowledge of cheap drugs or any use Can be made out of it! More comforting Than all your opiates, juleps, apozems, Magistral syrups . . 355–60) 26 “Unnatural and Horrid Physic” What Sejanus identiﬁes as physic is precisely the access, the intimacy and trust, which the physician can secure.
Cuba Straits (Doc Ford, Book 22) by Randy Wayne White