The Havana World Series

The Havana World Series

eBook - 2003
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With Havana World Series, one of Latin America's premier crime writers offers a blend of baseball, American mobsters, and corrupt cops. It is the fall of 1958 and all of Cuba is riveted to the World Series-the New York Yankees are playing the Milwaukee Braves and the infamous Meyer Lansky's gambling empire is raking in millions in bets. With a team of Cuba's boldest and most ingenious criminals, rival mob boss Joe Bonnano plans to hijack Lanksy's fortune. The heist goes off brilliantly until Bonnano's point man is double-crossed and shot dead. As Lansky's man in the police department investigates the murder, he suspects the involvement of career criminal Mariano Contreras-and to get Bonnano out of the Cuban racket once and for all, Lansky will stop at nothing to track Contreras down. Alive with vibrant detail and a fantastic cast of misfit characters, Havana World Series is an entertaining and suspenseful story.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781555846756
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)

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Havana, Cuba – 1958. Set just before Castro ousted Batista from power, crime novel “Havana World Series” stirs the historical imagination. Mob bosses clash for control over Havana while Mickey Mantle’s New York Yankees battle the Milwaukee Braves. In a sweltering and tense revolutionary atmospher... Read More »

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