***CANCELED*** BSB: Author Talk with Robin Lloyd (Harbor of Spies)


Bank Square Books presents an author discussion and book signing with Robin Lloyd, author of the new historical thriller, Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana. After local stops on his last book tour, Lloyd knew seafaring Mystic would be the perfect place to share his new tale of maritime intrigue in 1860s Spanish colonial Cuba.  This event is free and open to the public

About the Book
Everett Townsend is forced to work for a profiteering Spanish merchant who introduces him to a world of spies, blockade runners, and slave traders. As a foreigner and an outsider in Cuba, he struggles to maintain his own sense of identity. Even at sea, where his ship-handling skills are put to the ultimate test against the Navy’s powerful gunships, he finds he is unable to avoid reminders about the unsolved murder of a top English diplomat. From the bars, to the docks, to the dance halls, Townsend’s path moves from colonial Havana to the slave plantations in the interior. Together with the daughter of an American innkeeper in Havana he confronts the veiled, dangerous forces he finds on the island. The novel is a richly drawn portrait of Spanish colonial Havana at a time when the city was flush with sugar wealth and filled with signs of the American Civil War. It is a realistic look at Cuba’s role in the war, and the importance of the scores of blockade running ships- both sail and steam- that ran the gauntlet of the Union blockade from Havana into the Gulf of Mexico.

About the Author
Robin Lloyd is the author of Rough Passage to London, a seafaring suspense novel set in the 19th century. Lloyd was a foreign correspondent for NBC News for many years, where he reported from Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa. He also covered the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Lloyd has created and produced news programs and documentaries for a variety of stations and networks. Among his prestigious awards are four Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region and an Overseas Press Award. He and his wife divide their time between Chevy Chase, Maryland and Maine.
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W. Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493032266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lyons Press - March 1st, 2018

HARBOR OF SPIES is an historical novel set in Havana in 1863 during the American Civil War, when the Spanish colonial city was alive with intrigue and war related espionage.