H.L. Guerra is a Swedish novelist and director born in Cuba with a long and distinguished trajectory as a filmmaker. An alumni of the School of Cinematography of Bablesberg, Germany, he has directed more than 20 documentaries and television series, including the internationally acclaimed Federico García Lorca: Murder in Granada (1980); Arrabal (1978), a Prix Italia winner; the Emmy-nominated The Long Sentence (1981); Castro’s Cuba, the most complete series on 1980’s Cuba; and Ondskans år (The Evil Years), winner of the Best Series award by the Scandinavian TV network Nordvision; among many others.
In 2012 he published The Traitor from Prague, (Editorial Verbum, Madrid). It was among the ten most sold novels that year according to The Miami Herald (Spanish edition) whose critics described it as “a milestone in the genre of espionage in Spanish language literature”. In 2015, it was selected as one of the twenty-five best books sold in Mexico, according to the cultural weekly review of the Mexican newspaper “La Razón”.
On Thursday, November 19, 2016, H.L. Guerra presented with great success his new novel Spy Triangle, the second entry of the trilogy that begun with The Traitor from Prague, at The Miami Book Fair, the finest annual literary festival in the United States.
“Spy Triangle is a great espionage novel. I cannot find a better way to describe it. It is written meticulously, as an artisan, and in its plot, despite tackling complex issues like the illegal sale of weapons to terrorist countries, there are no loose ends. In the end, thanks to an unexpected plot twist, all pieces fall into place, and all in the context of a plot involving the intelligence services of Cuba, North Korea and the United States. With this novel, H.L Guerra has once again demonstrated, as he did in The Traitor from Prague, that spies do not have to emerge from the cold. They can come from the heat of the tropics. Actually, they are already doing it. After all, they are only ninety miles from us.” The Miami Herald (Review)/ By Manuel C. Díaz /November 11, 2016.