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Havana Blue

Havana Blue

Author(s): Leonardo Padura

Location(s): Havana

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern



Lieutenant Mario Conde is suffering from a terrible New Year’s Eve hangover. Though it’s the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Conde remembered Morin from their student days: good-looking, brilliant, a “reliable comrade” who always got what he wanted, including Tamara the girl Conde was after. But Rafael Morin’s exemplary rise from a poor barrio and picture perfect life hide more than one suspicious episode worthy of investigation. While pursuing the case in a decaying but adored Havana, Conde confronts his lost love for Tamara and the dreams and illusions of his generation.

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This is “real” Cuba – cigars, food, music, rum, wine, drinking and hangovers..

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