The Blue (Paperback)
Computer icon, Frank Whitman, CEO of Whitman Technologies, is a man grown accustomed to winning.He has become obsessed with capturing big fish, and views the world of big game fishing as merely another arena of competition for the rich and famous.
Whitman desperately covets an invitation to the exclusive Hemingway Blue Marlin Tournament held annually in Santa Fe, Cuba during the month of June. In spite of his vast newly created wealth, he lacks the connections to have an invite extended his way.
Whitman's investigations lead him to a famous old marlin fisherman, Capt. Louis Gladding, who grew up in Cuba and has personally fished with the Premier himself. He traces the old captain to a small town in coastal Florida, and sends his personal aide on ahead to lure 'Cuban Louie' away from his charterboat to help get him in and win the big event. Whitman also realizes the huge computer markets laying dormant in the Carribbean which will surely open up when the Cuban power structure begins to break down.
Although the aide, Scott Byrd, is in the employ of Frank Whitman, he has been planted as a spy to undermine and eventually betray the best efforts of Whitman and his new crew.
Tragic consequences ensue, climaxing with an intense hunt and capture of a mighty, winning Blue Marlin.