Bitter Sugar (#6)

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The dearest friend of Lupe Solana’s beloved “Papi,” Ramón Suarez was the owner of a prosperous sugar mill back in Cuba until Castro forced him into exile. Now an unnamed Spanish source wants to purchase the confiscated property at a fraction of its true value. Suarez wants the sexy, smart, hot-tempered South Florida P.I. to find out why, but Ramon’s lazy, no-good nephew Alexander just wants to take the money and run.

Then Alexander is found brutally slain in a sleazy Miami hotel — his last known visitor, Tío Ramón, accused of murder. Lupe’s routine journey down a paper trail now turns into something darker and more twisted, entangling her in a mysterious web of spun sugar and blood that will bring bullets smashing through her window and death to her door.


“Surprises abound in Lupe Solano’s sixth foray (after 2000’s HAVANA HEAT) into the seamier side of Miami’s Cuban émigré community […] Garcia-Aguilera saves her best surprise until last, leaving fans wanting more.”

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