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Title:
Dying gasp
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New York : Soho Press, c2010.
ISBN:
9781569476130

9781569478653
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274 p. ; 20 cm.
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English
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The granddaughter of a prominent politician is missing. Silva and his team find her in Manaus, a jungle hellhole on the Amazon where an evil female doctor is making gory snuff films. Silva must overcome his own department's indifference and the corrupt local cops before he can obtain a semblance of justice for the victims.
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Praise for the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series:"Intelligent and subtle. . . . Lovers of suspenseful and sophisticated crime novels will be rewarded."-Publishers Weekly"An impressive follow up to an excellent debut. . . . Gage's talents include not only captivating characters and realistic plots, but also an intensely realized sense of place and an unrelenting fast pace."-Booklist"Highly recommended."-Library Journal, starred review"Both a powerful political thriller and gripping crime fiction."-Florida Sun-Sentinel"Breathtaking. . . . A book you can't afford to miss."-Louise Ure"Terrifically written, intelligent, and powerfully evocative. Leighton Gage is a master storyteller."-Brian Haig"As rich and complex as Brazil itself."-Rebecca PawelThe granddaughter of a prominent politician is missing. Silva and his team find her in Manaus, a jungle hellhole on the Amazon where an evil female doctor is making gory snuff films. Silva must overcome his own department's indifference and the corrupt local cops before he can obtain a semblance of justice for the victims.Leighton Gage has spent many years in Brazil, where he maintains a home. He also lives in Miami and spends part of the year in the Netherlands. His previous books in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series, Blood of the Wicked and Buried Strangers, are also available.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Chief Insp. Mario Silva does battle with not only criminals but also incompetence and corruption within the Brazilian bureaucracy in Gage's darkly violent third mystery to feature the wry, competent Silva (after 2009's Buried Strangers). The case of a missing teenage girl normally wouldn't involve the Brazilian Federal Police, unless the girl, Marta Malan, is the granddaughter of Deputado Roberto Malan, a powerful politician. Marta's disappearance is tied to a kidnapping and to a vile but lucrative international trade in underage girls, prostitution, and the making and distribution of snuff films. The trail leads to Manaus-the worst city in Brazil for crooked cops, poverty, and crime. While Marta, resourceful and brave, tries to avoid her fate, Silva and his small team of top cops try to ferret out her whereabouts before it's too late. Ruthless when necessary and under no illusions about the broken system within which he works, Silva is the right man in the right place. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Leighton's third mystery starring Brazilian cop Mario Silva finds the chief inspector searching for the missing granddaughter of a prominent politician who happens to control the funding for the federal police. The search soon takes Silva to one of Brazil's poorest provinces, deep in the Amazon basin. Meanwhile, a case involving a Dutch snuff-film distribution ring leads back to Brazil, and Silva's nephew uses his international expertise to refine the search. As the investigation progresses, Silva begins to suspect that his nemesis from Buried Strangers (2009), Dr. Claudia, may be behind the snuff films. This story line makes Dying Gasp best for readers who are already familiar with Silva's investigations. As with the previous books, Gage writes an engaging and fast-paced story with a strong sense of place, this time evoking the heat and humidity of the drenched jungle, where everyone eats and smells like fish. An outstanding series.--Moyer, Jessica Copyright 2009 Booklist