Grab A Snake By The Tail (eBook)
A Murder In Havana'S Chinatown
Sobre o livro
Mario Conde investigates a murder in the Barrio Chino, the rundownChinatown of Havana. Not his usual beat, but when Conde was asked to takethe case by his colleague, the sultry, perfectly proportioned LieutenantPatricia Chion, a frequent object of his nightly fantasies, he could nt resist. The case proves to be unusual. Pedro Cuang, a lonely old man, is found hanging naked from a beam in the ceiling of his dingy room. One of his fingers has been amputated and a drawing of two arrows was engraved with a knife on his chest. Was this a ritual Santería killing or a just asordid settling of accounts in a world of drug trafficking that began to infiltrate Cuban society in the 1980s? Soon Conde discovers unexpected connections, secret businesses and a history of misfortune, uprooting and loneliness that affected many immigrant families from China. As ever withPadura, the story is soaked in atmosphere: the drinking of rum in deliciously smoke-filled bars, the friendships, the food and beautiful women.