I probably picked this from an Entertainment Weekly review but I had had an earlier work, The Havana Room, on my to-read list forever.
International stock marker manipulation by the wealthy high rollers results in death, terror tactics and torture by those who do their dirty work for them. Espionage, mafia, and a love story make this an intelligent page turner. HOWEVER, I am getting squeamish about all the horrid desciptions of torture in best sellers these days. When I finished reading this book, I felt exhausted. I am seriously thinking of forgoing future books that feature torture.