House of Sugar is a part-fictional reporting of the Bay of Pigs and the CIA/Mafia partnership to assassinate Fidel Castro and JFK. It is a riveting Cold War account of a world on the brink a stunning re-creation by characters whose lives and voices are inserted into history. JFK averted political backlash by directing the CIA to shroud the Bay of Pigs fiasco under a cloak of secrecy until it was declassified in 1998. Kennedy's assassination theory is based upon extensive research of the events leading up to CIA operative Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest. Who orchestrated the CIA/Mafia assassination plot, and for what reasons? From the author's interviews with former CIA and military officers, Cuban nationals and exiles, this historical novel reveals the dark side of U.S. foreign policy. It is a shocking account of the CIA's covert operations to overthrow foreign governments funded, in part, through Mafia drug trafficking. Follow the saga of Don Carlos Garcia and his children, whose lives were forever changed on the night of April 16, 1961 when they fled their Casa de Azucar to escape the Bay of Pigs invasion. Learn about the CIA's secret internal factions, its ambivalence toward BBC journalist/agent Holly Woodson, and its readiness to dispose of its agents. This is a tale of the blind ambition, greed, lust, and espionage that was masked under a shroud of patriotism. The novel's sequels House of Deception, House of Sham, and House of Flimflam cover the Johnson-Clinton presidencies and the U.S. government's involvement in international drug trafficking. Sheldon Burton Webster was born in Norton, Virginia in 1944 and now lives in Birmingham, Alabama where he is a practicing CPA and writer. After graduating from Mississippi State University, he served as a captain in the United States Army. Mr. Webster is an avid sportsman, conservationist, and a mountaineer who has climbed three of the world's seven summits and visited over eighty countries in his quest for adventure. His literary accomplishments include The Betheaden Road, a collection of stories, and the novel, The Voyage of the Encounter.