Havana World Series

Havana World Series

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It's the 1958 baseball World Series, and more money is at stake than ever. For the first time for as long as anyone could remember the New York Yankees are the underdogs and the bets are just rolling in...A large part of this money is rolling into Cuba - and to one man. Batista may be sitting in the President's palace, but the famous gangster, Meyer Lansky, really runs the place and he is looking to clean up like never before. But meanwhile, five Cubans are planning to do the unthinkable - rob the mob. They know that there will be more money in Lansky's casino on the night of the last game than they could spend in a hundred lifetimes. All they've got to do is to steal it - and live...Thus begins a dark, powerful and warm heist novel that shows OCEANS 11 how they do things Latin-style...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 31mm | 516g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752861662
  • 9780752861661

About Jose Latour

Jose Latour was born in 1940 in Havana, Cuba, where he won his first literary prize at the age of thirteen. World Series is his eighth novel and the second written in English. He is the vice president of the Latin American division of the International Association of Crime Writers. He has two sons and a daughter and lives in Spain with his wife.show more

Review quote

'Nervy, nail-biting tale ... it's the detail in all parts of the book which makes it so gripping, so painfully authentic.' -- Philip Oakes LITERARY REVIEW 'Latour has been billed as the king of 'Cuban Noir' and this dark, action-filled gang-fest proves that he's more than worthy of the crown.' DAILY RECORDshow more