Our Man In Havana (Vintage Summer) by Graham Greene
'He carried with him the breath of beaches and the leathery smell of a good club'. This title comes with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.