The books was good. It's been a while since I've read Martin Cruz Smith, Further, it was good reading another book with Renko in it. It's like meeting up with an old friend that you haven't seen in a while and catching up.
Arkady Renko is a very good Russian cop.He goes to Havana to seek out the reason his friend's body washed up in Havana Bay.The authors portrayal of Cuba in the death throes of Communisms death is very good reading
When the corpse of a Russian is hauled from the oily waters of Havana Bay, Arkady Renko comes to Cuba to identify the body. Looking for the killer, he discovers a city of faded loneliness, unexpected danger, and bewildering contradictions. His investigation introduces him to a beautiful Cuban policewoman; to the rituals of Santeria; to an American fugitive and a group of ruthless mercenaries. In this place where all things Russian are despised, where Hemingway fished and the KGB flourished, where the hint a music is always in the air, Arkady finds a trail of deceit that reaches halfway around the world-and a reason to relish his own life again.
Started off great then fizzled for 200 pages. But typical MCS, he turned up the heat and brought it to an interesting finish. But he made you suffer the through the waist of the book. Now I remember why I didn't like his style 10 years ago. But you'll find it interesting if you like to learn about Havanna and Cuba.