Miami ’90: 2Paths2 Murder
- Title: Miami ’90: 2Paths2 Murder: A Novel
- Author: Daniel F. Solomon
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Historical Fiction, Medical Thriller
- Length: 307 pages
- Publication Date: April 21, 2020
Miami ’90 – Synopsis
Miami 1990. Sun and fun. Surf and turf. In Miami ’90 the turf is greyhound racing. The surf runs down the Intracoastal Waterway and out to sea… south to Cuba.
The backstory is a 1986 unsolved murder that took place at a Miami style holiday party, witnessed by judicial, police and other civic leaders. The backstory connects two mysterious cities, Miami and Havana.
On December4, 1990, holiday parties celebrate Christmas and other religious and seasonal events Miami style, but at an office party, a body is discovered, while the city burns after a jury verdict in a race related murder cases is announced.
Meet Raquel and her friend Suzy and their biology class, as they take on the US, Florida’s and even Cuba’s criminal justice systems. Meet two notorious unsolved murders that may be related, in a city with a huge backlog inventory of apparent random killings. Besides murder meet:
•Foreign intrigue, spies and espionage.
•Cultural assimilation and hostility.
•Generational and inter-generational conflict.
•Dognapping and animal rights.
•Abstract and symbolic cultural art.
•Public corruption fraud and Medicare fraud
•Jury trials and administrative hearings involving DNA and other scientific subjects.
•Foreign and domestic intelligence.
•Smuggling, illegal guns and drugs and illegal immigration.
•Remittances to Cuba.
•Unscrupulous police and politicians.
•Interaction between the State Department, Justice Department and other agencies.
•Social Security hearings.
•Non-violent direct action.
•Religious proselytization and conversion.
•Parochial vs. public education.
•Santeria and Voodoo.
•Spells and trances.
•Gangsters and ganiffs.
•Eugenics, genetics, forensic evidence and expert testimony.
•Lukumi. Melungeons. Moors and Christians. Babalus and Rebbes.
Meet the exciting diverse cast of characters who populate Miami ’90.
•Meet a celebrated physician, professor, expert witness and medical investigator with many enemies.
•Was his killer one of his ex-wives?
•Former or current girlfriends?
•Anti-abortion rights activists?
•Animal rights activists?
•Former aggrieved partners and associates?
•Opponents of genetic research?
•The KKK? Offended ethnic groups?
•Offended religious groups?
•Medical fraudsters and scammers?
• Estranged children?
Or was his demise due to natural causes?
About the Author
Dawn Gable reviews Daniel F Solomon‘s new book for Havana Times:
If I had to summarize in one word my book review of “Breaking Up With Cuba: The Dissolution of Friendly Relations Between Washington and Havana, 1956-1961”, by Daniel F. Solomon, it would be WOW!
This is one incredible piece of research: 229 pages detailing only five years of US-Cuban relations, meticulously referenced and annotated in another 55 pages (small font), and accompanied by a 27 page bibliography.
While it might deserve to be classified under reference, it is by no means laborious, dry or boring. One seldom comes across a book nearly this informative and engaging at the same time.