Cuban-American p.i. Lupe Solano knows her way in and out of Miami. Best in series.
This is the second Lupe S. mystery I've read and to me it is much better than "Bitter Sugar." There are several places in this book where the author seems to repeat herself (perhaps in an effort to stretch pages)but it doesn't detract too much from the story. The plot is a bit far-fetched, yet she seems to make it work. If you are looking for insights into Cuban/American politics there is a little of that as well.
I don't usually like mysteries that much, but this one hooked me from the first sentence, "I should have been born a man." Very good plot. Set in south Florida. Lupe Solano is a feisty, fiery Cuban-American private investigator. Very good read.
This was a enjoyable read very much like a Cuban Stephanie Plum. It also gives a feeling of what it means to be Cuban in America without too much political content. It would be a nice read between books that take a lot of concentration. I also wanted to have cuban food after some of the meals discribed. Maybe I will tonight. Enjoy.