By Charles Fleming
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312307486, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 2004
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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.
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.