Due Diligence

Due Diligence

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It helps to be from Miami. The University of Miami once housed the CIA as thousands of Cubans fought Castro from the University's South Campus. Suspense oozes up from the sidewalks in Miami. Odors of delicious garlic-laced food and pungent flowers hang in the air. Things happen here. They are called "Miami Moments." And they happen much like it does to the characters in Due Diligence experience. Alex, the main character, gets recruited at UM by CIA. Lots of students actually did. Owen Parr is a skillful observer of political world events and the wretched psyche of the Castro Bros. He understands how people with unfettered power, unchallenged by law, can visit tragedy and pain on those who disagree. Few people know that Castro, a world class criminal, personally ran the Direccion de Inteligencia, He ran it viciously. Owen Parr must know this, because Alex, the main character weaves in and out of the web the Castro's have created for their various venal and devastating strategies. Due Diligence is a suspense-filled movie in your mind. Parr rolls the film, controls the color and sound exquisitely; he teases you, he jolts you with action and takes you up and down the roller coaster. Cuban men LOVE their women and -- well-- it is pretty obvious that Parr is a Cuban man. And, of course Julia and Paris and Chicago and Miami Beach and Havana swirl around the stage set, painted and lighted by Parr. Does Alex's beloved Julia survive the action? How could she? Who or what is "Chico and Gang"? To find out--- do your own "Due Diligence.""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.26mm | 494.41g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507666470
  • 9781507666470

About Owen Parr

Owen has written a unique fictional novel. Utilizing his experiences of over a quater of a century working for Wall Street firms. Born in Havana, Cuba and later growing up in Miami through the 'drug war' yearrs, he has woven a tale incorporating his first hand experiences and creativity into a fast paced riveting suspense-filled story. Published author of articles in trade magazines. Hobby painter of acrylics on canvasses and middle of the road golfer, Owen spends his day still employed in the financial advice industry. Newly married at the age of nineteen he pursued a career in electrical engineering until boredom set in. From there he went to own and operate his own multi-branch real estate firm and licensing school until the years of 21% prime interest rates circa 1980's. Since 1986 he has been employed in the financial advice industry. During this time he has written articles for the local paper, political ramblings for his blog and screenplays that he is now converting into fictional novels. Still married to his high-school sweetheart, he is often heard asking for a 'table for ten' to accomodate his two lovely daughters, four grandchildren and yes, the son-in-laws.show more

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