Wednesday, January 4, 2012
HAVANA BAY -Martin Cruz Smith
The fourth Arkady Renko novel. Here he travels to Havana to identify the body of a Russian found dead in Havana Bay.
The facts don't add up and he persistently digs into the circumstances. Along the way he enlists the help of a Cuban Policewoman ,(never ugly,always beautiful,obviously unattractive woman are never helpful).
After seeing William Hurt portray Renko in 'Gorky Park' he is forever this character when I read about him, his slow pedantic speech and manner was played superbly by Hurt so this book just rocks along slowly, sometimes so slowly the book treads water, but its a good story. And like most things 'follow the money'. (Published 1999)