Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Havana Heat (USA 2001)
From the Publisher:
A fabled art masterpiece allegedly left behind in Castro's Cuba has Lupe Solana intrigued-and contemplating an undercover excursion into the deadly heart of out-of-bounds Havana. But when the murder of a shady business contact is followed closely by another criminally assisted death, Lupe is suddenly searching for connections between the two local homicides and her covert art-rescue mission. Because it's beginning to look more and more as if Lupe's own life depends upon her making them...
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Havana Heat. A Lupe Solano Mystery. Avon, ISBN: 0380807408 (September, 2001), 352 p., $6.99.
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Havana Heat (USA 2000)
From the Publisher:
Besides the large potential payday, Lupe Solano has her own personal reasons -- not necessarily good ones -- for agreeing to transform herself from a less-than-typical Florida investigator into a brazen art smuggler. But before she sets off on a trail that will lead Lupe across the treacherous Florida straits into the heart of Havana, a rather shady business contact turns up dead in his bed, strangled with a pair of pantyhose. After a second murder occurs, Lupe's ready to start looking for connections between the two local homicides and her covert art-rescue mission. Because it's beginning to look as if her life depends upon her making them.
Once again, acclaimed author Carolina Garcia-Aguilera has captured the heart and soul of Miami's Cuban-American community in her fiction. Readers who have already enjoyed her previous novels will cheer the return of Lupe Solano, investigator without peer, in her most exciting, surprising, and colorful adventure to date. For those new to the series, Havana Heat is the ideal place to discover the intrepid investigator whom critics across the nation have placed among mystery's "freshest," "most interesting," "most formidable protagonists."
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Havana Heat. A Lupe Solano Mystery. William Morrow, ISBN: 038097780X (October, 2000), 358 p., $24.00.