Dancing with Death
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Dancing with Death
Havana in 1925 thrills to the heartbeat of the sensuous rumba but it is also a place of corruption, state oppression, and rum… Gangs of racketeers smuggling liquor into Prohibition America protect their operations with sprays of Tommy Gun bullets, providing political militants with the excuse they need to galvanise ordinary Cubans into fighting to regain control of their country. Girardo Ramos, a cleaner in a racketeer-owned casino, is one such would-be hero. An informer for the agitators, they persuade him to make himself indispensable to the rum-runners who, in turn, blackmail him into operating as one of their own spies. The streets of Havana are dark and dangerous places and Girardo finds it impossible to know whom to trust. Being framed for a murder he didn’t commit, a gun battle in the baking hot sugar fields, and torture at the hands of the secret police all test his resolve. However, it is when he falls in love with Adel, the girlfriend of the racketeer boss, that Girardo faces choices that put at risk not only his own future but also that of the revolution. Dancing with Death is a gripping thriller, rife with emotion, suspense and intrigue set in sunny Cuba. Ruth Wade is a part-time lecturer teaching creative writing at local colleges and academies. She spends the remainder of her working week researching and writing crime novels. Weekends can find her either learning to dance the Argentine Tango in Cambridge or deep in the woods of Hertfordshire shooting a longbow. Ruth Wade also writes as BK Duncan. Under that name she is a finalist in 2016’s The People’s Book Prize, and is a contender for the Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award.
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