Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firmâ€™s most successful litigation. Until it all fell apart. Recklessness and overreach cost him his wife, his job, and likely the life of his last client, a Chinese dissident journalist. Havana Requiem, the latest Seeley novel from the acclaimed author Paul Goldstein, opens after a yearâ€™s sobriety has earned Seeley back most of what he lost: the partnership in his Manhattan law firm, if not his corner office; the wary respect of most of his partners; the lucrative clientsâ€”but not the gin-sharpened passion.Then the renowned Cuban musician HĂ©ctor Reynoso enters his office with a simple request: help him and other composers who defined Cubaâ€™s musical golden age of the 1940s and â€™50sâ€”the music that made the Buena Vista Social Club internationally famousâ€”reclaim the copyright to their work. When Reynoso goes missing, Seeleyâ€™s reluctant promise to help draws him progressively deeper into Havanaâ€™s violent underbelly and a decades-long conspiracy that runs from the partners in his firm to the U.S. State Department to Cubaâ€™s security police, who are willing to do anything to suppress the truth. In the heat of Havana, Seeley will lose himself to his worst and best passions as his pursuit of justice becomes a desperate gambit to save not only his composers but the stunning Amaryll, who is playing her own dangerous game.