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Dying Gasp

A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation

by Leighton Gage

Dying Gasp by Leighton Gage
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2010
    336 pages
    Genre: Noir

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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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"Ruthless when necessary and under no illusions about the broken system within which he works, Silva is the right man in the right place." - Publishers Weekly

"This story line makes Dying Gasp best for readers who are already familiar with Silva’s investigations." - Booklist

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Leighton Gage Author Biography

Leighton Gage's books are crime novels set in Brazil. The author has lived in Australia, Europe, and South America and traveled widely in Asia and Africa. He visited Spain in the time of Franco, Portugal in the time of Salazar, South Africa in the time of apartheid, Chile in the time of Pinochet, Argentina in the time of the junta, Prague, East Germany, and Yugoslavia under the Communist yoke.

He and his wife spent much of the year in a small town near São Paulo, and the rest in Europe and the United States, where they have children and grandchildren. He died in late July 2013 at the age of 71.

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