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The Havana Room - A Novel

Colin Harrison

From the author of Afterburn, a major new thriller about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on a case that proves deadly. The Havana Room is the tale of a man who falls from the heights of power and wealth in New York, and finds himself in a dangerous and potentially lethal state of affairs. 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. Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse and is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks-sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to a 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 as he sees the players and the paperwork, he knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room-where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.

From the author of Afterburn, a major new thriller about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on a case that proves deadly. The Havana Room is the tale of a man who falls from the heights of power and wealth in New York, and finds himself in a dangerous and potentially lethal state of affairs. 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. Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse and is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks-sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to a 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 as he sees the players and the paperwork, he knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room-where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.
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From the author of Afterburn, a major new thriller about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on a case that proves deadly. The Havana Room is the tale of a man who falls from the heights of power and wealth in New York, and finds himself in a dangerous and potentially lethal state of affairs. 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. Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse and is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks-sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to a 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 as he sees the players and the paperwork, he knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room-where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Leyva

Length:

5h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:53