A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation
Soho Crime, Hardcover, 9781569476130, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
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.
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.
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 Pawel