Pursuit

An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Inspector Espinosa Mysteries (Volume 5)

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

Henry Holt and Co.

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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

When his daughter disappears and a patient emerges as the prime suspect, a troubled psychiatrist comes to Espinosa for help, in the fifth novel in the beguiling Brazilian crime series

     A hospital psychiatrist feels he’s being stalked by a young patient. For as long as possible, he convinces himself that the young man is harmless, but when the doctor’s daughter disappears and the patient goes missing, too, he calls on Espinosa for help. Soon after, the patient turns up dead.
     With his death begins a chain of other deaths, each more mysterious than the one that preceded it, each seemingly linked to the doctor and his former patient. As Espinosa learns more about the doctor’s history, it becomes harder to discern the stalker from the stalked, reality from fantasy, and the sane from the diabolical. In this installment of the “seductive, fascinating” (The New York Times Book Review) series, the sultry maze of Rio de Janeiro’s streets conspires against Espinosa, confounding his judgment, stymieing his search, and, somewhere, concealing a murderer.

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Prologue
On that hot December afternoon, his long strides and fixed stare didn’t make it any easier to weave through all the pedestrians. To avoid bumping into people, and to maintain his steady rhythm, Espinosa found himself walking long stretches with one foot on the curb and the other in the street. He wasn’t late for anything and he wasn’t heading anywhere in particular. On the Rua da Quitanda, he had planned to turn onto the Rua do Carmo in order to check out the used-book store he’d visited since his law school days. But at the quick pace he was going, the Rua do Carmo and the bookstore

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"Who wouldn’t want to read about a sympathetic, sensitive and literate cop who really wants to open a used-book store?”
—Bloomberg News

“With his existential sensibility, his exotic beat, and his literary merit, [Espinosa] seems poised to join the ranks of the great modern international fictional cops.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“It’s taken until now for a writer to come along to do for the corruption of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro what Chandler did for Los Angeles.” —The Observer

“This is entertainment of a high order, sly and smart.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Garcia-Roza is an academic in the tradition of Alexander McCall Smith, but . . . he’s tougher and more sardonic.” —Chicago Tribune



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Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

A distinguished academic, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza is a bestselling novelist who lives in Rio de Janeiro. The Espinosa mysteries have been translated into six languages. This is the fifth book in the series; the previous four titles—The Silence of the Rain, December Heat, Southwesterly Wind, and A Window in Copacabana—are available in paperback from Picador.

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Pursuit
An Inspector Espinosa Mystery
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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Henry Holt and Co.
July 2013
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ISBN: 9781466850347
ISBN10: 1466850345
256 pages
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