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November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm



November 10, 2017
6:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


This is a political thriller with elements of international intrigue and suspense. Dire circumstances force thousands of Cubans to risk their lives to find freedom in the United States by making the dangerous crossing between Cuba and the southern-most tip of Florida. Meanwhile Middle Eastern spies devise a scheme to have a group of terrorists steal three rafters’ identities in order to penetrate this country and set in motion a sinister plot. “An intriguing story beautifully told. I absolutely enjoyed it, couldn’t put it down. A passionate journey of human emotions.” Cristina Saralegui, bestselling author, Emmy award winner television personality, host of El show de Cristina. “A rollicking adventure set against the Cuban balsero saga. Carmen Teresa Roiz has penned a true page turner, further enhanced by its characters’ Caribbean idiosyncrasies. I enjoyed it tremendously.” Luis Santeiro. Emmy award writer of ¿Qué Pasa USA? and Sesame Street. Author of “Dancing with Dictators,” a memoir.


About the Author:


Carmen Teresa Leiva Roiz is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer who has also worked with WLTV Channel 23, and Public Affairs.

In 1975, she received her University of Miami Law Certificate – she studied law at the Universidad de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, Havana, Cuba from 1954-1960. Roiz is the former editorial director of Vista Magazine. She was selected among the top 100 Hispanic journalists in the US, 2001 by PR Newswire. Former Managing director, Vanidades Magazine (1975-1990)

Former Producer and Univision Head writer for Mundo Latino. She is the author of Un Dia en el Motel (2015), Viaje de Ida (2016) & Dire Straits (2017).

Born in Havana, Cuba. Presently retired in Miami.