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Bill Wyeth is a rising real estate attorney living the lofty heights of success. Then a tragic accident claims everything he has: his family, his fortune, his career. But this is Manhattan, and Bill has much further to fall.

His downward spiral lands him at the table of Allison Sparks, the dangerously alluring owner of a midtown steakhouse. She needs a personal favor of him — to engineer a midnight trade-off in a shady multimillion-dollar real estate deal. For a man with nothing left to lose, the set-up is too lucrative to refuse, and like Allison, too forbidden to resist. But her favor draws him deeper into a web of sex, deception, and murder — and to a secret place at the back of her restaurant, the Havana Room, where a man might find both evil and redemption.

The Havana Room is a great New York thriller from a modern master of the genre.

Review:

"Harrison's status as the noir poet of New York crime fiction will surely be enhanced by his latest thriller....Harrison's storytelling hums and his prose shimmers all the way through this fascinating adventure." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"The class act of the urban thriller....[A] vivid portrait of a once-prosperous lawyer at loose ends....Come on. Are you in the bookstore yet? (Grade: A)" Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Manly middle-age obsessions...combine agreeably in another intelligent thriller from [Harrison]....Plenty to like in Harrison's specialty mix of immensely engaging characters in immensely extreme situations..." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Mr. Harrison's emotionally detailed portrait of his narrator and his penchant for seeding his narrative with intriguing digressions...combine to create a consistently entertaining story....Mr. Harrison is a master of mood and atmosphere..." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"[Harrison's] businessman-turned-desperado characters are never less than riveting....The complex plot, however, merely seems like the framework for Harrison's ultra-modern morality tale about the costs of self-preservation and the deep pressures of being human." Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

Review:

"Harrison's latest thriller pulls readers in from the gripping first chapter and keeps them thinking about his transformative misstep and consequential actions. Bill's character is so well developed that readers will feel his pain and dark despair." Library Journal

Review:

"[Harrison is] the real deal....You don't read Harrison; you devour him....It's hard to imagine there will be many books offering more sheer fun than The Havana Room." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Manhattan is Colin Harrison's dark muse, and no writer since Tom Wolfe has had more fun guzzling the city's intoxicating mix of sex, money, violence and vanity....With [The Havana Room], Harrison again shows he has the right stuff." USA Today

Review:

"Reading [Harrison's] newest is like being fed by a chef...a tale as satisfying and memorable as a high-priced New York steak." The Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Colin Harrison has created an urban underworld, yet in the end he grants redemption to at least one of his lost souls. The Havana Room is not The Great Gatsby, but it's a great read, an elegantly crafted thriller you won't want to put down." Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

Synopsis:

Bill Wyeth is a rising real estate attorney living the lofty heights of success. Then a tragic accident claims everything he has: his family, his fortune, his career. But this is Manhattan, and Bill has much further to fall. His downward spiral lands him at the table of Allison Sparks, the dangerously alluring owner of a midtown steakhouse. She needs a personal favor of him--to engineer a midnight trade-off in a shady multimillion-dollar real estate deal. For a man with nothing left to lose, the set-up is too lucrative to refuse, and like Allison, too forbidden to resist. But her favor draws him deeper into a web of sex, deception, and murder--and to a secret place at the back of her restaurant, the Havana Room, where a man might find both evil and redemption. The Havana Room is a great New York thriller from a modern master of the genre.

About the Author

Colin Harrison is the author of five novels, including Manhattan Nocturne, Afterburn, and Break and Enter. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312427016
Author:
Harrison, Colin
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.56 x 0.92 in

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Product details 400 pages Picador USA - English 9780312427016 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Harrison's status as the noir poet of New York crime fiction will surely be enhanced by his latest thriller....Harrison's storytelling hums and his prose shimmers all the way through this fascinating adventure."
"Review" by , "The class act of the urban thriller....[A] vivid portrait of a once-prosperous lawyer at loose ends....Come on. Are you in the bookstore yet? (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "Manly middle-age obsessions...combine agreeably in another intelligent thriller from [Harrison]....Plenty to like in Harrison's specialty mix of immensely engaging characters in immensely extreme situations..."
"Review" by , "Mr. Harrison's emotionally detailed portrait of his narrator and his penchant for seeding his narrative with intriguing digressions...combine to create a consistently entertaining story....Mr. Harrison is a master of mood and atmosphere..."
"Review" by , "[Harrison's] businessman-turned-desperado characters are never less than riveting....The complex plot, however, merely seems like the framework for Harrison's ultra-modern morality tale about the costs of self-preservation and the deep pressures of being human."
"Review" by , "Harrison's latest thriller pulls readers in from the gripping first chapter and keeps them thinking about his transformative misstep and consequential actions. Bill's character is so well developed that readers will feel his pain and dark despair."
"Review" by , "[Harrison is] the real deal....You don't read Harrison; you devour him....It's hard to imagine there will be many books offering more sheer fun than The Havana Room."
"Review" by , "Manhattan is Colin Harrison's dark muse, and no writer since Tom Wolfe has had more fun guzzling the city's intoxicating mix of sex, money, violence and vanity....With [The Havana Room], Harrison again shows he has the right stuff."
"Review" by , "Reading [Harrison's] newest is like being fed by a chef...a tale as satisfying and memorable as a high-priced New York steak."
"Review" by , "Colin Harrison has created an urban underworld, yet in the end he grants redemption to at least one of his lost souls. The Havana Room is not The Great Gatsby, but it's a great read, an elegantly crafted thriller you won't want to put down."
"Synopsis" by ,
Bill Wyeth is a rising real estate attorney living the lofty heights of success. Then a tragic accident claims everything he has: his family, his fortune, his career. But this is Manhattan, and Bill has much further to fall. His downward spiral lands him at the table of Allison Sparks, the dangerously alluring owner of a midtown steakhouse. She needs a personal favor of him--to engineer a midnight trade-off in a shady multimillion-dollar real estate deal. For a man with nothing left to lose, the set-up is too lucrative to refuse, and like Allison, too forbidden to resist. But her favor draws him deeper into a web of sex, deception, and murder--and to a secret place at the back of her restaurant, the Havana Room, where a man might find both evil and redemption. The Havana Room is a great New York thriller from a modern master of the genre.
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