“Havanah Requiem,” by Paul Goldstein

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pages. $26.00.

The prose is so evocative in this extraordinary legal thriller that one is tempted to reread passages just to savor it. Goldstein tunes language like a virtuoso, conjuring the ever-present tension between idealism and cynicism, hope and despair, altruism and greed thataffects everything and everyone protagonist Michael Seeley encounters.

Returning to the law firm from which he was dismissed not long ago, Seeley also has to balance lessons learned against principles that never change. As a professional in a large organization, he has to balance the firm’s need for major cases and major clients against his own preference for the pro bono work that soothes his conscience.

Want to read more? The full review appears at citybookreview.com:  Havana Requiem | City Book Review

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