The Beggar's OperaBook - 2012
In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will help save his troubled marriage. He doesn't yet know that it's dead in the water - much like the little Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos on the world famous Malecon. Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. But Ramirez also has his own troubles to worry about - he's dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of unsolved murders.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2012.
Characteristics: 346 p. ;,23 cm.