Yes, it's Carnaval time in exotic Rio and Tony Kozol has been invited. Working for Luis Angel, a hot, young Latin pop singing sensation with an eye for the ladies, journeyman guitarist and amateur sleuth, Tony Kozol packs his bags and heads south to sexy, sunny Brazil. Love is in the air, samba is in the streets...and murder is around the next corner.
Tony and his bass playing sidekick, Rock Bottom, want nothing more than to bask in the sun along the famed beaches of Ipanema while reveling in the rhythms of Brazilian music and the beauty of the Brazilian women who stroll the sands and sidewalks with exotic rhythms of their own.
Fate, however, has other plans. So does Alvarez Yairi, an unsavory, unreadable thug on Luis Angel's payroll. When Tony is mugged on the streets of Ipanema, his attacker is soon found with his throat cut. The local police cast suspicious eyes on Tony and it is Alvarez Yairi who comes to his aid. Yairi enlists the assistance of one of Rio's most notorious gangsters, Little Armando. Soon, Tony and Rock find themselves involved, against their wishes, in Little Armando's schemes. Tony's also fallen in love with a beautiful local dancer who will change his life forever.
In THE BODY FROM IPANEMA, the fourth book in J.R. Ripley's quirky and comedic Tony Kozol mystery series, Tony and his bass playing friend, Rock, find themselves surrounded by beauty and intrigue in a land where not all is as it seems...
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This is a zany tale of two Americans caught in Rio during Carnaval. They seem to have a knack for getting in trouble. Whether it's in the favelas, a strip club, the Sambadome- they manage to find dead bodies and keep theirs just short of the same. But all along they have someone protecting them- or so it seems. An enjoyable tale of the Rio you hope to never see.