Thursday, December 15, 2011
THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, Mike Dennis
When a woman is murdered at his nightclub, Robbie makes it his mission to find out who and why-- he's a bit of a shady character himself, but a feeling of responsibility drives him on. Teaming with the victim's reporter sister, he finds himself caught up in the dark, sinister underworld of Key West, and uncovers a mind-boggling conspiracy that dates back decades. Robbie is no stranger to violence, but now it seems he may have bitten off more than he can chew...
The Ghosts of Havana is a relentlessly fast-paced conspiracy thriller, the sort of book that keeps you reading all through the night. I devoured it in two sittings, on the edge of my seat the whole time to see what unexpected turn of events would occur next. Mike Dennis does a terrific job of revealing the seamy side of Key West, with the sort of intimate touches that only a native of that place would be capable of. And his protagonist, Robbie, moves through this dark world as if he's right at home.
And the secret behind the conspiracy, once it's revealed, will blow your mind. Top-notch suspense here.