Alone in the Crowd

Alone in the Crowd

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by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
     
 

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A HOUSTON CHRONICLE SUMMER READING PICK

A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

An elderly lady approaches the front desk at the Twelfth Precinct in Copacabana and demands to speak with the chief. Tired after a long day, she leaves without further explanation, promising to return. Two hours later, Doña Laureta is dead, and witnesses'

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A HOUSTON CHRONICLE SUMMER READING PICK

A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

An elderly lady approaches the front desk at the Twelfth Precinct in Copacabana and demands to speak with the chief. Tired after a long day, she leaves without further explanation, promising to return. Two hours later, Doña Laureta is dead, and witnesses' accounts vary as to whether she was pushed or fell in front of the bus that killed her on one of the busiest avenues in the city.

Veteran police chief inspector Espinosa quickly pinpoints a suspect in Hugo Breno, an unassuming bank teller whose solitary existence takes on a sinister cast as he shadows the inspector's movements across the city. Meanwhile Espinosa discovers an unsettling connection from the past between himself and Breno and must turn his trademark psychological inquiry inward to determine how murky memories of a murder from long ago might play into Doña Laureta's untimely passing. Chilling and ultimately heart-stopping, Alone in the Crowd presents Espinosa as we have never seen him before, the man of detached expertise and calm self-assurance entangled in a mystery where reason alone will not suffice.

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An elderly woman visits the 12th precinct station in Copacabana and asks to speak to the chief, but he is in a meeting. Two hours later, the woman is dead. Was she pushed or did she fall in front of that bus? Espinosa (Blackout) tackles a murder case with no proof of a murder. VERDICT For readers who enjoy foreign mysteries in the style of Georges Simenon.


—Jo Ann Vicarel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312429881
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Inspector Espinosa Mysteries Series, #7
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
914,679
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.69(d)

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