Blood of the wicked: Chief Inspector Mario Silva Series, Book 1
" Blood of the Wicked manages to pack a huge amount into a spare three hundred pages; power politics, petty violence, sexual scandal, saintly courage, staggering poverty and obscene wealth. A book that makes you care about its large cast of characters, even when you know that they are going to die--frequently horribly. This is a novel as rich and complex as Brazil itself, with villains who make you want to spit, and heroes whose goodness is heartbreaking."--Rebecca Pawel, Edgar Award-winning author of Death of a Nationalist In the remote Brazilian town of Cascatas do Pontal, where landless peasants are confronting the owners of vast estates, the bishop arrives by helicopter to consecrate a new church and is assassinated. Mario Silva, chief inspector for criminal matters of the federal police of Brazil, is dispatched to the interior to find the killer. The pope himself has called Brazil's president; the pressure is on Silva to perform. Assisted by his nephew, Hector Costa, also a federal policeman, Silva must battle the state police and a corrupt judiciary as well as criminals who prey on street kids, the warring factions of the Landless League, the big landowners, and the church itself, in order to solve the initial murder and several brutal killings that follow. Justice is hard to come by. An old priest, a secret liberation theologist, finally metes it out. Here is a Brazil that tourists never encounter. Leighton Gage is married to a Brazilian woman and spends part of each year in Santana do Parnaiba, Brazil, and the rest of the year in Florida and Belgium. This is his first novel.
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The first book in Leighton Gage's critically acclaimed police procedural series set in Brazil
Chief Inspector Mario Silva of Brazil's Federal Police is a good cop in a bad system—Brazil's justice system is rife with corruption, and constantly a beat behind criminal elements. But Silva and his team of colorful sidekicks—baby-faced Gonçalves, who is irresistible to lady witnesses; chubby, crass Nuñes; Mara Carta, the chief of intelligence with a soft spot for Mario—crack their difficult and sometimes ugly cases with pizazz.
In the interior of Brazil, landless workers battle the owners of vast fazendas. When a visiting archbishop is assassinated, Mario Silva is called upon to investigate. Then a newspaper owner, a TV journalist, a landowner's son, and a priest are brutally killed. In a country where dead street kids are known as "hams," justice is scarce.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000301065|Book|Books||English|Soho Press,|c2008.|324 p. ; 20 cm., overdrive:42313c0f-2b23-45e8-a949-d8bc1112bedd|eBook|eBook||English|Soho Press|2008||
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|series||Chief Inspector Mario Silva|
|series_with_volume||Chief Inspector Mario Silva|
|subject_facet||Brazil -- Fiction, Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Crimes against -- Fiction|
|title_display||Blood of the wicked|
|title_full||Blood of the Wicked Chief Inspector Mario Silva Series, Book 1, Blood of the wicked / Leighton Gage|
|title_short||Blood of the wicked|
|title_sub||Chief Inspector Mario Silva Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Bishops, Crimes against, Fiction, Mystery|