A Vine in the Blood

A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation

Book 5
Soho Press
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Brazil is hosting soccer’s World Cup—and the police must solve the kidnapping of a star player’s mother—in this “world-class procedural series” (The Wall Street Journal).
 
It is the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the globe’s premier sporting event. The host country is Brazil. A victory for the home team is inextricably linked to the skills of the country’s principal striker, Tico “The Artist” Santos, and all the politicians in Brasilia, from the president of the Republic on down, have their seats squared away for the finale—where they hope to see Argentina, Brazil’s bitterest rival, humbled by the Brazilian eleven.
 
But then, just three weeks before the first game, Tico’s mother is kidnapped. The star is distraught. The public is appalled. The politicians are outraged. And the pressure is on Chief Inspector Mario Silva to get her back.
 
Suspects aren’t lacking. Among them, are a cabal of Argentineans, suspected of having spirited the lady away to put Tico off his game; the star’s gold-digging, top-model girlfriend, whom his mother dislikes and has been trying to get out of his life; his principal rival, who wants to play in Tico’s place, and the man whose leg Tico broke during a match, destroying his career . . .
 
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About the author

Leighton Gage (1942–2013) wrote six other books in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series: Blood of the Wicked, Dying Gasp, Every Bitter Thing, A Vine in the BloodPerfect Hatred, and The Ways of Evil Men. Since 1973, he spent part of each year in Santana do Parnaiba, Brazil, where he met his wife, Eide. His books have been translated into French, Italian, Finnish, and Dutch.
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Publisher
Soho Press
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Published on
Dec 27, 2011
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781616950057
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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