The year is 1961, the setting Havana. CIA supersecret agent Blackford Oakes has been sent there on a mission, only to find himself in the eye of an international political hurricane.
President Kennedy has selected Oakes to meet with Che Guevara inside Castros Cuba as part of his Operation Alligator, a daring plan to bring about an era of dtente in EastWest relations. The communists, however, have another agenda in mind: a doublecross with terrifying consequences.
Soon, Oakes is trapped in Cuba, and the heat is on. Warming the climate greatly is the sultry beauty Catalina. The weather forecast: betrayal, power politics, and sudden death.