Then there's the title. The working title was Rumba. That was the first edit. Rebels on the Mountain is better, but not by much.
I suppose it's time to repackage it. I doubt if the publisher will be willing to pay for it so it will have to come out of my pocket. He might be inclined to make the investment but for the fact that it hasn't sold enough copies to recoup his original outlay.
The manuscript itself doesn't seem to be holding back sales. Indeed fourteen of the sixteen reviews it has received are 5-Star. The others are 4-Star and one of those was the most effusive in praise.
At any rate, I've started with a new synopsis. Please read it (below) and let me know what you think. Thanks.
Nick Andrews is no James Bond. He infiltrates enemy lines, enemy camps and enemy nations silently, stealthfully, to come, collect intelligence, and go without being observed. That is until he is sent to Cuba.
In Havana, he rubs elbows with the tyrant, mafioso, and American businessmen and diplomats. In the mountains he lingers among Castro and his Fidelistas. His mission is different this time. He is in Cuba to help American leaders unravel and understand the mess that has developed so close to America's southern doorstep.
While there, a forbidden romance develops between Nick and a childhood sweetheart. This is a complication that he didn't expect.