After Havana by Charles Fleming
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An epic and explosive novel of Cuba in 1958, After Havana is the story the nightclubs, revolutionaries, and Security forces in the sour twilight of the Batista empire. Sloan is a white American horn player with a bruised past and a wounded heart. Anita is the mixed-race beauty who will recapture his love and spark a manhunt through the streets of the city and into the heart of the rebel-held Sierre Maestra mountains. Carlos Delgado is the famed rebel Communist leader, having secretely returned to his homeland from exile in Mexico. And Cardoso is the haunted Security agent assigned to find and kill Delgado, thereby shifting the power back to the corrupt Batista government. Cardoso is author Charles Fleming's greatest creation yet, a man corrupted by circumstance and duty yet willing to sacrifice it all for redemption.
 

About Charles Fleming

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Charles Fleming is the author of the novel The Ivory Coast, as well as the nonfiction book High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess. He is also coauthor of The New York Times bestselling A Goomba's Guide to Life and Three Weeks in October. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
 
Published January 17, 2004 by Minotaur Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Anita is kidnapped by rebels and hurried off into Fidel’s hills, an ad hoc band of very strange bedfellows forms itself into an ostensible rescue party.

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Other characters from The Ivory Coast , including Sloan's benefactor, casino owner Mo Weiner, an associate of mobster Meyer Lansky, mingle with numerous new characters, among them conflicted Luis Cardoso, a Cuban security agent repelled by his government's cruelty;

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Then we have Delgado, a Cuban revolutionary, attempting to rejoin Castro's forces, as well as Mo, former associate of Meyer Lansky and friend to Sloan, who has chosen this inopportune time to start up a string of casinos.

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there are five or six key players in this book, along with about a dozen other secondary players, and their worlds constantly intersect and connect.

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