by Chris Hilton
Published by Amolibros at Smashwords 2012
About this book
Chris Hilton is middle-aged and broke. He is also in love with a woman twenty years his junior who lives 5,000 miles away. In Cuba. He places an ad in Private Eye requesting advice and receives a reply from Paul, resident of a local prison, serving two years for fraud. Paul offers some helpful guidance. Six months later Hilton boards a Cubana flight, direct to Havana. He has £100,000 in an attaché case and a similar amount in a Channel Island bank account. Paul will soon follow after his release; they intend to start a travel business together.
Yamilia waits in Havana. She is astonishingly beautiful and of volatile temperament. Her enemies, and even some of her friends, think she is unstable, even dangerous. José, Hilton’s closest friend in Havana, agrees, ‘She is a bad woman. Do not stay with her,’ he pleads. Hilton disagrees; he’s in love, he doesn’t see her that way – Yamilia is natural, honest, a force of nature. Like a hurricane. He will create a new life with her in Cuba.
What could possibly go wrong?
Caliente: A true story of escape, love and trouble. Lots of trouble.
Chris Hilton was born in Bedfordshire, England. He has been a factory worker, landscape gardener, graphic designer and a dealer in modern first editions. He likes to travel.
“I thought it a fantastic tale. Acerbically and sometimes brutishly written, but full of pace and, most of all, steeped in the sense of the place. Hilton really knows Havana – and there is no substitute for that.” Matthew Parris