The body, what was left of it, was drifting in Havana Bay the morning Arkady arrived from Moscow. Only the day before, he had received an urgent message from the Russian embassy in Havana saying that his friend Pribluda was missing and asking that he come. The Cubans insisted that the corpse was Pribluda, but Arkady wasn't so sure.
The Communist world has shrunk to Cuba. Havana is a city of empty stores and talking drums, Karl Marx and sharp machetes - not a welcoming place to be if you're Russian, particularly if you're investigating the death of another Russian. Except Arkady Renko is used to being unpopular. He's even used to losing friends.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 1999