If you enjoy a story that makes light of Cold War politicking and secret service manoeuvering, set in Cuba in the 1950s, then "Our Man in Havana" is a must. It is certainly one of Greene's more accessible, easier-to-read books, although perhaps none of the key ingredients of other Greene books is lacking. Mr Wormold, the central character in the story, is the hero-against-his-will. He is the deeply human person, whose caring personality is presented in contrast to the self-centered careerists of the secret service (Hawthorne) and the foreign service (the British Ambassador). He is loyal -not to such vague notions like communism, capitalism or his country (Britain)- but rather to his daughter and his friends (Dr Hasselbacher). And it is when something happens to Dr Hasselbacher that our hero gets into action. Wormold's professed atheism is in contrast to the catholicism of his daughter Milly. As one would expect of Greene, references to prostitutes are not lacking, with Teresa, a striptease dancer, acting as one of Wormold's "informers". It's a happy end, with Beatrice -Wormold's secretary sent to him by MI16- giving up on the job and all it stands for and joining Wormold and his daughter.