Havana Best Friends Author:Jose Latour Canadian debut publication by one of the Spanish-speaking world?s top crime-fiction writers Elena Miranda and her brother, Pablo, have lived in the same spacious Havana apartment since they were children, not knowing that a $10-million treasure in diamonds is hidden behind a tile in their bathroom. Now the son of the man who buried them there wa... more »nts them, and he knows the ideal person for the job: his ruthless former comrade-in-arms during the Vietnam War.
Equipped with a Spanish-speaking ?wife? and Canadian passports, the vet flies to Cuba to sweet-talk his way into Elena and Pablo?s lives and get his hands on the diamonds. But Cuba has a way of confusing even the best-laid plans, and soon the treasure hunters find themselves being hunted.
A complex, hard-boiled novel of betrayal, deceit, and cunning, Havana Best Friends takes place in a Cuba that tourists rarely see. Stunning plot twists rocket the story forward, but not once does the action overpower the story?s heart ? the emotional lives of the people whose worlds are changed forever by these so-called best friends.« less