The Havana Room : Bill Wyeth is a successful attorney in his late thirties with a beautiful wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's darker corners, where restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible. At his lowest ebb, Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse where he becomes intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks - sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She controls access to a private basement bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he's told, is secret and available only to a privileged few. When Wyeth agrees to help a friend of Alison's in concluding a last-minute midnight real-estate transaction, he finds himself sucked into a world far darker than anything he has previously known.