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The Havana Room

(2003)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
With his finely tuned noir sensibilities, Colin Harrison has shot to the top of the suspense field with gritty thrillers (Afterburn, Manhattan Nocturne) that speed along from one action-packed scene to the next.

When real estate lawyer Bill Wyeth accidentally poisons his son's highly allergic playmate, the boy's wealthy father sets out to cruelly destroy Wyeth's perfect, upper-class life. After losing his job and family, Wyeth is shunned by Manhattan society and seeks solace in the mysterious private bar of a local steakhouse, where shady deals, bizarre shows, and other sinister operations transpire under the watchful eye of the beautiful proprietor, Allison Sparks. It is here that Wyeth enters the world of Jay Rainey, a charismatic con man who requires the services of a lawyer to pull off a real estate swindle. No sooner does Wyeth step up to the plate than corpses begin turning up on Rainey's Long Island farm, and soon a pair of lunatic hip-hop thugs are out for Rainey's and Wyeth's blood.

Like previous novels by Harrison, The Havana Room explores the darkest recesses of the soul, stripping away every civilized veneer to expose what's worst in human nature. Moving from one gripping crime to another, the elaborate plot takes a number of unexpected twists. Intriguing characters, surprising events, and an atmosphere of chilling intensity combine to create a tightly woven suspense novel that will leave readers gasping for breath. Tom Piccirilli

Genre: Mystery

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August 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Havana Room
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ISBN: 0-7540-9999-7 / 978-0-7540-9999-4 (UK edition)
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Havana Room
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Havana Room
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Havana Room: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-374-29986-2 / 978-0-374-29986-6 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room
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ISBN: 0-7475-9817-7 / 978-0-7475-9817-6 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room
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ISBN: 0-7475-7420-0 / 978-0-7475-7420-0 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room: A Novel
Author(s): Colin Harrison
ISBN: 0-312-99231-9 / 978-0-312-99231-6 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room
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ISBN: 0-7475-7742-0 / 978-0-7475-7742-3 (UK edition)
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Havana Room
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ISBN: 0-7475-7199-6 / 978-0-7475-7199-5 (UK edition)
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Havana Room
Author(s): Colin Harrison
ISBN: 0-9658180-9-8 / 978-0-9658180-9-4 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Havana Room
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January 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Havana Room
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January 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Havana Room
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January 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Havana Room: A Novel
Author(s): Colin Harrison
ISBN: 1-55927-994-X / 978-1-55927-994-9 (USA edition)
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Havana Room: A Novel
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