A Window in Copacabana

A Window in Copacabana

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Baker & Taylor
When three unpopular police officers are killed by an assassin in Rio de Janeiro, 12th Precinct chief Espinosa links another death to the murders and finds things complicated by a government official's wife, who has become obsessed with the case.

McMillan Palgrave
A ruthless group of corrupt cops is playing a lethal game of cat and mouse in the latest installment in the seductive bestselling Brazilian crime series

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Three policemen have been killed over the course of a few days. They were mediocre cops, and their deaths have a lot in common: they were eliminated by a cold-blooded assassin, who leaves no trace and likes to fire at point-blank range.

Immediately the police world is thrown into turmoil. Who would risk running around the city killing cops, even unpopular ones? People involved in drug trafficking? Other policemen? Espinosa, chief of the 12th Precinct, doesn't have much to go on. And when the body of a woman connected to one of the dead cops is found on the sidewalk below her apartment window, things get even more complicated, as a reputed "witness"-the wife of a high-ranking government official--becomes obsessed with the case, and with Espinosa.

Nothing is quite as it first appears as Espinosa finds himself in his old haunts of Leme and Copacabana, and in the all-too-familiar murky terrain of corruption, secret lives, greed, and fear.


Blackwell North Amer
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Three policemen have been killed over the course of a few days. They were mediocre cops, and their deaths have a lot in common: they were eliminated by a cold-blooded assassin, who leaves no traces and likes to fire at point-blank range.
Immediately, the police world is thrown into turmoil. Who would risk running around the city killing cops, even unpopular ones? People involved in drug trafficking? Other policemen? Espinosa, chief of the 12th Precinct, doesn't have much to go on. And when the body of a woman connected to one of the dead cops is found on the sidewalk below her apartment window, things get even more complicated, as a reputed "witness" - the wife of a high-ranking government official - becomes obsessed with the case, and with Espinosa.
Nothing is quite as it appears, as Espinosa finds himself in his old haunts of Leme and Copacabana, and in the murky terrain of corruption, secret lives, greed, and fear.

Baker
& Taylor

When three unpopular police officers are killed by an assassin in Rio de Janeiro, 12th Precinct chief Espinosa links the death of a civilian woman to the murders and finds things further complicated by a high-ranking government official's wife, who has become obsessed with the case. By the author of The Silence of the Rain. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805074383
0805074384
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 10, 2012

This is #4 in a series of books set in Rio de Janiero and that feature a Chief Inspector Espinosa; it’s not a bad story and I did not see the ending coming, as I did with the previous book in the series; and at last there’s a non-police character who appears in two books in a row; it’s also getting easier to ignore all that unnecessary inclusion of Rio street names; but this book does contain a lot of completely unnecessary description of what can be seen from various points in Río; tends to get in the way, though it might be fun if you’ve visited Río recently and have a good local map in hand

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