The Silence of the Rain: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Paperback | July 1, 2003

byLuiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho is found dead in his car, a bullet in his head, his wallet and briefcase missing. Inspector Espinosa is called in to investigate the apparent robbery and murder, but the world-weary Espinosa knows that things are not always as they seem. Carvalho's recently acquired one-million-dollar life insurance policy and the subsequent disappearance of his secretary Rose complicate matters-as does Espinosa's attraction to Carvalho's beautiful widow, one of the suspects. And when two more people turn up dead, Espinosa must speed up his investigation before anyone else becomes a casualty.

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A Rio de Janeiro ThrillerIn a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho is found dead in his car, a bullet in his head, his wallet and briefcase missing. Inspector Espinosa is called in to investigate the apparent robbery and murder, but the world-weary Espinosa knows that things are not alway...

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza is a critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist who lives in Rio de Janeiro.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.27 × 5.43 × 0.77 inPublished:July 1, 2003Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312421184

ISBN - 13:9780312421182

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"Readers who like their thrillers to possess something beyond a fast-paced, tricky plot will find much to marvel over [here]...Breathes fresh air into the crime novel genre." -Los Angeles Times"Effortlessly conveys ideas and characters...[and] displays the mystery novel as a richly expressive medium for ideas... Garcia-Roza will find an eager audience in English." -The Washington Post"Combines elements of the suspense novel with an erotic Brazilian ambience in a mix that keeps the pages turning." -St. Petersburg Times"A beautifully atmospheric, hard-boiled crime novel." -Booklist (starred review)"Garcia-Roza's Hitchcockian trick of knowing exactly how much to reveal to keep his audience off-balance keeps this melancholic debut simmering." -Kirkus Reviews