Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith

“Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith Arkady Renko #4

I read the first book in the series, Gorky Park, and then jumped into this book. This is the 4th book in the series. I read this out of order because when viewing ebooks on my Kobo it is impossible to see what order a book series is in.

Irregardless of the order I read this book in, it was another classic detective murder mystery. I am on a Martin Cruz Smith tear right now! I read Polar Star (#2) right after this, and am currently steaming through Red Square (#3).

Don’t be like me though, please read the books in order. If you don’t, you miss out on the meta-narrative of the Irina-Renko ‘relationship’.

I didn’t like Havana Bay as much as the novels set in Russia, but it was still a great read, and far better than any other detective novels I’ve read before. Martin Cruz Smith is a master at piecing together a believable, exciting, and gritty detective story.

Rating: ★★★★

Book #121 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #BookReview #Books #Cuba #crime #murder #USSR #KGB #MartinCruzSmith #ArkadyRenko”,

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