In this riveting mystery based on actual events on the island-nation of Cuba involving three Afro-Cuban religions, Santeria, Palo Monte and the Abakua Secret Society, a recently buried corpse disappears from Havana's Chinese cemetery. The police are seeking possible motives and suspects. A sinter who discovers that a malignant spirit has taken possession of her brother undertakes her own investigation, using divining methods and other arts of her religion. When their inquiries collide, an extraordinary web of criminal and religious occurrences is revealed.
Arnaldo Correa was born in the Escambray Mountains, Cuba, in 1935. Correa is considered one of three founders of the Cuban crime-fiction genre. He has worked on development projects in Cuba, Vietnam, Angola, and Mozambique. Cold Havana Ground (Akashic 2003) was his second novel in English translation, after the original hardcover edition of Spy's Fate. He currently lives in Havana.