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Havana Libre

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The scintillating stand-alone sequel to Arellano’s 2009 Edgar Award finalist, Havana Lunar.

Forthcoming: 12/5/17

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What people are saying…

Praise for the previous works of Robert Arellano:

“Written with passion and vision and with a clear, unflinching eye, Havana Lunar breaks new ground. In it the Cuban underworld of chulos and jineteras is revealed and the überworld of political bosses and apparatchiks unmasked. I am certain that Havana Lunar will find a wide and enthusiastic readership.”
—Pablo Medina, author of The Cigar Roller, on Havana Lunar

“In this unsettling mix of noir and paranormal obsession, Arellano displays a sly, Hitchcockian touch.”
Publishers Weekly, on Curse the Names


Description

In this explosive follow-up to the Edgar Award finalist Havana Lunar, Dr. Mano Rodriguez takes an undercover assignment to the most dangerous city in Latin America: Miami.

During the summer of 1997, a series of bombings terrorize Havana hotels. The targets are tourists, and the terrorists are exiles seeking to cripple Cuban tourism and kill the Revolution. After Mano finds himself helpless to save one of the victims, his nemesis Colonel Emilio Perez of the National Revolutionary Police recruits him for the “Wasp” network, Havana’s top-secret spy ring, and an operation that only this doctor can attempt.

While two Cubas, capitalist and Communist, are held in a death grip, Mano gets caught in a maelstrom of depravity and deception, and he knows that if he does not complete his mission in time, hundreds of innocent lives will be lost—including one he cares for most of all.


Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Published: 12/5/17
  • IBSN: 9781617755835
  • e-IBSN: 9781617756016

Author

ROBERT ARELLANO is the award-winning author of six novels including Curse the Names, Fast Eddie, King of the Bees, and Don Dimaio of La Plata. His nonfiction title Friki: Rock and Rebellion in the Cuban Revolution, will be released in 2018. He lives in Oregon. His latest novel, Havana Libre, is the standalone sequel to his Edgar-nominated Havana Lunar.

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