Havana's Secret, like Goncarovs' previous book, Convergence of Valor, is scrupulously well-researched. Complex, rich in detail, steeped in history, the novel brings to vivid life the historic individuals and the drama of events from this turbulent political era. The pacing is excellent, drawing the reader through the intricate threads that pull together to make those critical moments that change the course of nations.
Goncarovs takes the dry facts of history and looks at the mysteries that lie behind what is known, imagining what it would be like to have lived through those times, to know and work with those pivotal personalities. It makes for fascinating reading as intriguing and action-packed as the best political suspense novels.
Highly recommended for history buffs, but also for anyone who enjoys this genre.