"Lantigua knows the Caribbean and Miami the way Chandler knew Los Angeles.. A crackling good mystery, and I can’t wait for the next one!” ---Paul Levine.
By an Edgar and Shamus Award Nominee and two-time winner of the International Latino Book Award for best mystery...
Willie Cuesta is a Cuban-American private eye, a former cop who knows the ins and outs of Miami's colorful Little Havana. When Ellie Hernandez asks him to locate her missing fiancée, Willie finds himself embroiled in a tale of revenge that goes back to old Cuba, before Castro. He is soon surrounded by Cuban showgirls, Italian mobsters, Cuban exile commandos, and more. Amid the throbbing beat of steamy Latin nightclubs, to the even steamier Everglades, Willie works to help Ellie, solve his case and to keep himself alive so he can dance salsa at least one more time.
"Tough-minded, big-hearted, a first rate mystery." -- Laurence Shames, bestselling mystery autho
Praise for Player's Vendetta:
"Player’s Vendetta is a fine piece of mystery writing, blending currents from the glory days of old Cuba into the seas of contemporary Miami crime as smoothly and powerfully as the Gulf Stream pours up from the South. Have yourself a shot of 151 proof rum, stoke up a smuggled Cohiba, then settle in for a satisfying read . Bravo, John Lantigua! More!" – Les Standiford, author of Presidential Deal.
"John Lantigua has perfect pitch. He delivers sights and sounds of Little Havana in dead-solid description and dialog. Lantigua knows the Caribbean and Miami the way Chandler knew Los Angeles. His prose will keep you up and make you smell the Café Cubano. A crackling good mystery, and I can’t wait for the next one!” ---Paul Levine, author of the Jake Lassiter books and the Solomon & Lord series.