This one has all the elements of a perfect summer read: espionage, revenge, forbidden love affairs, and ambition
Cleeton's previous novel, Next Year in Havana, was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, and readers are saying When We Left Cuba is even better.
Sugar heiress Beatriz Perez lost everything during the Cuban Revolution and now she wants revenge. She is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Castro's inner circle, and so she becomes a spy, but her downfall might be her obsession with getting revenge and her determination to reclaim what she's lost.
Beatriz gets caught up in the politics of the Cold War as well as an affair with a powerful man also driven by ambition. She puts everything on the line, and if she makes one bad decision it could cost her everything again.