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Jin Li is a beautiful, driven young woman who happens to run one dangerous little operation. Manhattan corporations hire her for a simple but delicate task: to destroy the reams of highly classified documents they produce each day. But little do they know that she has been funneling their secrets to her brother, Chen, in Shanghai, and that together they’ve been gaming the international markets, and making a pile of cash. When someone at the Good Pharma corporation, whose stock is plummeting, uncovers the scheme, two of Jin Li’s workers die a grisly death, and Jin is on the run. Her brother extorts Jin’s old flame Ray Grant—an ex-firefighter with a disturbing 9/11 past—to track her down. He’ll have to comb every strata of New York, from the brutal Mexican mafia to the greed-fueled penthouse billionaires of Wall Street, to find her.
An intricate tale of avarice, corruption, and power, Colin Harrison’s masterful new thriller is a “brilliantly executed novel” (The Baltimore Sun).
The Havana Room is the tale of a man from his fall from the heights of power and wealth in New York to the moment where he might well die.
Bill Wyeth is a successful real-estate attorney in his late thirties with a wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city’s darker corners. Restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible, when Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse. He is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks—sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to the restaurant’s private bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he’s told, is secret.
Wyeth agrees to help Alison’s friend, Jay Rainey, in concluding a last-minute midnight real-estate transaction. As soon…[more]