Book Of The Day – The Ghosts Of Havana

by Greg on September 25, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is highly rated Noir/Thriller novel by author, Mike Dennis. THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA has an excellent 4.5 star rating and is only $3.99!

“Great characters, terrific sense of place, strong dialogue, tension, this latest by Dennis has it all. A wild ride of a read that shoves it into the master class.” S.B. – Amazon Reviewer



THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA
by Mike Dennis
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Category: Thriller
Price: $3.99

 

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What if two murders, spaced nearly fifty years apart, turn out to be linked to a safe deposit box, whose contents hold the key to decades-old secrets and threaten national security?

The second exciting novel in Mike Dennis’ Key West Nocturnes series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA is a tale of old vendettas that will not die. Mike Dennis continues to lift the veil off Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Throughout this impeccably crafted novel, clues, like breadcrumbs are scattered, such that when it comes together, the ending is obvious, elegant and hidden in plain sight. This book has it all – Iconic and believable characters, nervy plot, suspense, and plenty of suspects. I have read the other books in this series and they just go from strength to strength. Can’t wait for the next great read from this author.

*******

This is a well-written, engaging story that will hook the reader immediately and not let go. The author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing. I couldn’t put it down. I would highly recommend it.

*******

After reading the first book in this series, I couldn’t wait for this one to come out. And I wasn’t disappointed. Solid characters, unusual setting (the gritty side of Key West), and a tight plot. Mike Dennis put it all together with a knockout ending!

*******

He very much has his own voice. Mike Dennis has brought the Noir thriller to Key West. For any lover of the old master thriller writers Dennis leaves a trail of homages. There is also a hint of John D MacDonald’s love of Florida. This is a delightful page Turner I was sorry to see end. The author’s pic staring at the Maltese Falcon is a hoot! I look forward to my next Mike Dennis mystery.

*******

The Ghosts of Havana is a relentlessly fast-paced conspiracy thriller, the sort of book that keeps you reading all through the night. I devoured it in two sittings, on the edge of my seat the whole time to see what unexpected turn of events would occur next. Mike Dennis does a terrific job of revealing the seamy side of Key West, with the sort of intimate touches that only a native of that place would be capable of. And his protagonist, Robbie, moves through this dark world as if he’s right at home. And the secret behind the conspiracy, once it’s revealed, will blow your mind. Top-notch suspense here.

Get The Ghosts Of Havana here: THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA

About The Author


After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to become a professional poker player, but turned to writing when his first novel was published.

SETUP ON FRONT STREET is his second published novel, now available in ebook and paperback. It’s the first in the Key West Nocturnes series of noir novels which lift the veil on Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami. The next book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, is currently available in ebook and paperback. The third book, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is now available in ebook and paperback. The fourth book, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, will be coming in 2013.

Mike has also begun the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series, about a reluctant ex-private investigator in Sin City USA. The first entry in that series, a novelette called TEMPTATION TOWN, is now available in ebook and paperback. The second installment, another novelette called HARD CASH, is coming soon

In addition, Mike has had short stories published in Powder Burn Flash, A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Slow Trains, and the 2009 Wizards Of Words Anthology.

In December 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he enjoys year-round island living.

Other titles by Mike Dennis:

THE TAKE / A novel of human desperation, the ebook and paperback are now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, Fictionwise, and All Romance.

BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL / A collection of three short stories from the dark side, the ebook and paperback are now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

CADILLAC’S COMIN’ / A hard tale of a one-hit wonder in the early days of rock & roll, the novel is now available in ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE EYES / Las Vegas noir short story shows Sin City USA at its darkest. Ebook now available on Amazon.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Mike Dennis and ENT appreciate it.

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