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.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Heath. I appreciate the kind words. And if anyone takes a look at The Ghosts Of Havana because of your recommendation, I hope they won't be disappointed.

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  2. I thoroughly enjoyed Mike Dennis' roller coaster ride of a book.

    Jonathan Woods

    author of Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem and the forthcoming A Death in Mexico
    www.southernnoir.com

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  3. Http://www.jessi.caDecember 18, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    This is my favorite of Mike Dennis books so far but also love the other books in his Key West Nocturnes series - Great noir!

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  4. Ghosts of Havana shows another side to Key West, a noir side that hasn't been captured before. You need to read this book before you visit the island! It's a must read!

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