The Cuban Girl tells the story of a young detective's search for a Cuban American girl who has mysteriously disappeared. The context for the book is the culture of the United States in the 1960s - cars, music, food and baseball - with an added accent on the rich culture and intense politics of 1960s' Cuban America. The story begins in the Twin Cities of Minnesota but goes on to explore the state of mind of America before the country plunged into the Viet Nam War.
Roger Neumaier graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1971 with a degree in literature, a backpack and a strong desire to explore life. After working as a blue collar worker until he was thirty, he passed the CPA exam without any finance experience or courses. He spent the final twenty-five years of his career as a government CFO. Now retired, he is pursuing his joy - writing. The Cuban Girl is Neumaier's third book - all written in the last five years. Each book has been more ambitious in scope and approach than the last.