The Havana Room

The Havana Room

3.75 (665 ratings by Goodreads)
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Bill Wyeth is a successful attorney in his late thirties with a beautiful wife and son. Some would say he has it all, but, by the merest of chances, one day he loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's darker corners, where restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible. At his lowest ebb, Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse where he becomes intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks - sexy, complicated, and independent. She controls access to a private basement bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he's told, is secret and available only to a privileged few. When Wyeth agrees to help a friend of Allison's in concluding a last-minute real-estate transaction he knows something is wrong. He soon finds himself sucked into a world far darker and more terrifying than anything he has previously known and he realises that he will have to unlock the deadly secrets of the Havana Room in order to survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747577420
  • 9780747577423
  • 1,557,284

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'A Tom Wolfe-worthy social parody of one man's fall from corporate grace ... Harrison is a cinematic writer, and the combination of his fast-paced plotting and graphic imagery can give The Havana Room an almost comic-book feel - and I mean that in the best sense' New York Times 'The clever mix of danger and emotion never lets the reader off the hook ... Compelling and suspenseful, this is entertainment with a wicked edge' Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian 'It just gets better as it goes along, involving a trip from prosperity to almost total wipe-out, and the bounce- back. But what is worth it? Read it and see. Highly recommended' Independent on Sunday 'A great read, an elegantly crafted thriller you won't want to put down' Washington Post Book World
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About Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is the author of the international bestseller Manhattan Nocturne and Afterburn. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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665 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (142)
4 42% (278)
3 29% (194)
2 7% (44)
1 1% (7)
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