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In Bloody Secrets, Lupe Solano returns to work the case of a balsero - a refugee who escaped Cuba by raft. Although Lupe doesn't accept clients without a reference, she is intrigued by Luis's story: a drifter living in a flophouse in a dangerous neighborhood, he claims that one of Miami's prominent Cuban couples has swindled his family out of their fortune and arranged for his murder. Lupe is instantly drawn to Luis, who appears to be more interested in his family's honor than in the money that is rightfully his....
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1998 Hard cover New in fine dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 274 p. Lupe Solano Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. She gives us a ... great story about Cuba and Miami and Little Havana. We get a glimpse into the lives and culture of all strata of Cuban-American society and a fascinating look into the moral quandaries of a private investigator. The book is in great shape and does not appear to have been read. The dust jacket has a little wear along the top edges and a tiny scrape at the bottom near the spine. The jacket is not price clipped and is in new clear protective covering. Read more Show Less

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In Bloody Secrets, Lupe Solano returns to work the case of a balsero - a refugee who escaped Cuba by raft. Although Lupe doesn't accept clients without a reference, she is intrigued by Luis's story: a drifter living in a flophouse in a dangerous neighborhood, he claims that one of Miami's prominent Cuban couples has swindled his family out of their fortune and arranged for his murder. Lupe is instantly drawn to Luis, who appears to be more interested in his family's honor than in the money that is rightfully his. She finds that she can't push him from her mind - brought up by a once aristocratic mother whose husband died in Castro's prison, he is the sort of man she might have ended up with had her family not succeeded in leaving Cuba in the first wave of immigration in the 1960s. But Luis's case is far more complicated than Lupe anticipates, when innocent people are killed, and when she finds that her feelings for her client are more than professional.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A sensuous PI, the electric city of Miami, a volatile Cuban exile communityall are vital elements in the third appearance (after Bloody Shame, 1997) of Lupe Solano. Luis Delgado, a handsome, self-possessed Cuban refugee, has come to Solano Investigations with a story that arouses Lupe's deepest skepticism. He accuses the prominent de la Torre family, long known in Miami for their philanthropy and dedication to the arts, of defrauding his family of $2 million, having fled Cuba in 1958 with their combined fortunes while the Delgados failed to escape. In the 26 years before Luis was able to flee the island for Miami, his father died in prison and the de la Torres grew rich and fat on money that was not theirs. To top it all off, according to Luis, when he came to claim his family's share of the money, the de la Torres hired a hit man to kill him. Wary of his story yet physically attracted to him (not an unusual occurrence), Lupe agrees to investigate the respected and powerful de la Torres and puts into play a scheme carried out by a cadre of shrewd and loyal assistants. But soon one of them is strangled with a piano wire while on surveillance. Complex issues of revenge and betrayal within the exile community are played out against the glittering background of South Beach and at well-mannered and guarded society events. Corruption reaches everyoneeven into Lupe's own family. With sharp-edged characters and some profound probing of moral ambiguities, the latest Lupe Solano tale is suspenseful, provocative and satisfying. (Feb.)
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Despite the tacit disapproval of her body- and health-conscious cousin and co-worker, Cuban American investigator Lupe Solano, last seen in Bloody Shame (LJ 2/1/97), takes a case involving a raft refugee from Cuba. Aristocratic Luis Delgado's long-dead parents sent part of their wealth to Miami with friends when Castro took over, but when Luis claims the money, the now-prominent "friends" try to erase the debt by hiring a hit man. Lupe treads carefully, both because of the family's influence and because she finds her client attractive. Lupe's energetic lifestyle, her fascinating friends, and the author's fluid segues make this an essential purchase.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399143861
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/1998
  • Series: Lupe Solano Series , #3
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Could not put down and loved learning about more of the culture

    Could not put down and loved learning about more of the culture in Miami. Want to read more.

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