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All art is unstable. It's meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author, There is no authorative active voice. There are only multiple readings. David Bowie, 1995

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

fascinating read!

Havana Queen by James Bruno

'Cuba stands shoulder-to-shoulder with North Korea as the two remaining states in the world still clinging to orthodox communist ideology'. As Colonel Marciel says, 'With those who refuse to see change coming the Cold War lives on here;' and so the spy novel has found a place to live on--Cuba!      
Agents and counter agents vie for supremacy. The FBI and CIA has trouble letting the right hand know what the left hands doing. Fidel Castro's star is  waning. But others are ready to step into his place. Riots are spreading and the Cuban people are disaffected.
Three sleeper agents are murdered at the same time, in the same way, with different guns using 9 millimetre bullets. What is the connection?
Complex plots spanning three continents spring into action.
FBI Agent Nick Castillo is in the middle of it all. Whatever 'all' is. Outcomes and goals are unclear and the headwaters murky.
'Who was wiping out Cuban agents. And why?'
Havana Queen brings that tautness we know and love in novels set during the Cold War times in Europe.   Viva la Havana Queen!

A NetGalley ARC

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