The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed The Beggar’s Opera
Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he’s the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child pornography. Ramirez will uncover a web of deceit and depravity that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the hallowed halls of the Vatican—and back again.
Peggy Blair, author of the acclaimed thriller The Beggar’s Opera, has been a lawyer for more than thirty years. Blair spent a Christmas in Old Havana, where she watched bored young policemen along the Malecón, visited Hemingway’s favorite bars, and learned to make the perfect mojito. Author websites: peggyblair.com; twitter.com/peggy_blair
Praise for The Beggar’s Opera:
“Decaying but beautiful Havana provides the atmospheric backdrop for Blair’s absorbing debut, the first in a series introducing Ricardo Ramirez.” – Publishers Weekly
“Havana is as much a character as the people in Canadian author Blair’s fast-paced story.” – New York Post