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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"[Harrison] Is A Master Of Mood And Atmosphere."-The New York Times

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 Park Avenue apartment, and his career. But this is Manhattan. Bill has much further to fall. And tonight, it's by invitation only...

"Terrifying But Hugely Entertaining." -People

It's a private lounge nestled in the back of a midtown steakhouse, and Bill's the guest of its dangerously sexy owner, Allison Sparks. She needs a personal favor from him-to engineer a midnight trade-off in a shady multi-million-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.

"An Elegantly Crafted Thriller You Won't Want To Put Down." -The Washington Post

Bill is pulled into a nightmarish mystery-of a man found dead on the frozen grounds of a desolate Long Island farm; of a teenage girl stalked with unwavering obsession; of a psychotic rap impresario with a bent for the violent and bizarre; and of Allison herself, whose own

secrets have trapped an innocent man in the private hell of the Havana Room.

"The Havana Room has the raw, scathing commentary of The Bonfire of the Vanities and the pacing of The Firm, all rolled into one terrific read. This is Colin Harrison's best book yet." -Vince Flynn, author of Executive Power

Visit Colin Harrison's Web site at: www.colinharrison.com.

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 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:

"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:

"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:

"[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] seems to be establishing himself as the Raymond Chandler of contemporary moneyed Manhattan....The Havana Room is compulsively, addictively readable, and it's clearly the most ambitious of Harrison's novels to date....If the unpacking of the various mysteries in The Havana Room is, perhaps inevitably, less interesting than Harrison's mesmerizing setup, you'll still devour it all the way....Harrison's grand, tantalizing literary ambitions may distract him from making The Havana Room an entirely successful thriller, but they also let us know that...he has his eyes on a bigger prize." Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

Review:

"[A] deft piece of thriller-making....[The Havana Room is] rescued from full pulpdom by Harrison's strong plotting, deep characterizations and mellifluous writing." Greg Stepanich, The Palm Beach Post

Review:

"The Havana Room doesn't have quite enough of the chewy sustenance we call literary, but it has all the snap and crunch you could want from a thriller." Charles Matthews, The San Jose Mercury News

Review:

"The Havana Room, a delicious mystery that will keep you guessing, is perhaps Harrison's most intriguing book yet....[A] gripping story about redemption and devotion that will have you rooting for the lonely underdog." Nicholas Addison Thomas, BookPage.com

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

Review:

"As sharp and insidery as a Tom Wolfe opus, with the giddyup pacing of an airport-rack paperback." Men's Journal

Review:

"A gripping thriller by a master storyteller, tautly written, and ingeniously plotted. The Havana Room has the raw, scathing commentary of The Bonfire of the Vanities and the pacing of The Firm all rolled into one terrific read. This is Colin Harrison's best book yet." Vince Flynn, author of Executive Power

Synopsis:

In his gripping new thriller, Harrison tells the story 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.

Synopsis:

From the author of Afterburn, a major new thriller about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on a case that proves deadly.

Synopsis:

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 citys 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, hes told, is secret. Wyeth agrees to help Alisons 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.

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 four previous novels, including Manhattan Nocturne and, most recently, Afterburn. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, the writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374299866
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Harrison, Colin
Author:
Leyva, Henry
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Unemployed
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Bars
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Real estate lawyers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
January 15, 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 CDs, 6 hours
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.56 x 0.92 in

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"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 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 , "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 , "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 , "[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] seems to be establishing himself as the Raymond Chandler of contemporary moneyed Manhattan....The Havana Room is compulsively, addictively readable, and it's clearly the most ambitious of Harrison's novels to date....If the unpacking of the various mysteries in The Havana Room is, perhaps inevitably, less interesting than Harrison's mesmerizing setup, you'll still devour it all the way....Harrison's grand, tantalizing literary ambitions may distract him from making The Havana Room an entirely successful thriller, but they also let us know that...he has his eyes on a bigger prize."
"Review" by , "[A] deft piece of thriller-making....[The Havana Room is] rescued from full pulpdom by Harrison's strong plotting, deep characterizations and mellifluous writing."
"Review" by , "The Havana Room doesn't have quite enough of the chewy sustenance we call literary, but it has all the snap and crunch you could want from a thriller."
"Review" by , "The Havana Room, a delicious mystery that will keep you guessing, is perhaps Harrison's most intriguing book yet....[A] gripping story about redemption and devotion that will have you rooting for the lonely underdog."
"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."
"Review" by , "As sharp and insidery as a Tom Wolfe opus, with the giddyup pacing of an airport-rack paperback."
"Review" by , "A gripping thriller by a master storyteller, tautly written, and ingeniously plotted. The Havana Room has the raw, scathing commentary of The Bonfire of the Vanities and the pacing of The Firm all rolled into one terrific read. This is Colin Harrison's best book yet."
"Synopsis" by , In his gripping new thriller, Harrison tells the story 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the author of Afterburn, a major new thriller about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on a case that proves deadly.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 citys 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, hes told, is secret. Wyeth agrees to help Alisons 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.

"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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