I think this is a great read but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anyone who doesn't like a lot of violence in their police procedurals. Apr 30, Clarissa Draper rated it it was amazing Shelves: The writing is great, the mystery is wonderful, the characters true to life. This writer has a mystery series that rivals all the top names. One of the best things about the book is the setting--Brazil.
A bunch of bodies are found in a common grave. Published on September 1, I see that distinction shown even here in Mexico. Return to Book Page. Mar 22, Annabelle rated it really liked it.
Gage takes us to Sao Paulo in this novel and readers get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and poor and corrupt. I must warn you, some parts in this book are really disturbing. In the book, a mass gave containing many including children was discovered. Perhaps I wouldn't have been so affected i The writing is great, the mystery is wonderful, the characters true to life. Perhaps I wouldn't have been so affected if I didn't live in Mexico.
But, recently there have been mass graves found near where I live and the reasons given in this book though slightly different sent chills up my spine. A topic discussed in the book is human-organ theft--a topic that I'm sure many feel is urban legend but in my opinion, it happens. Also, class distinctions are discussed--how the poor view the rich and how the rich view the poor or those from different cultures. I see that distinction shown even here in Mexico. Could the events described in this book have happened?
Does that make me sad? Does that make the book powerful? Will I read another of his books? Apr 24, Valentina rated it really liked it. What an entertaining read! What first attracted me to the story was its location. The characters are not as important as t What an entertaining read! The characters are not as important as the plot, but still we get a good glimpse at private lives and of one particular character who is anything but usual and more than a little disturbing. The pace is quick, never allowing for boredom and never including extraneous information that might make the reader sigh and wish he or she were doing something else.
I can highly recommend this book, this whole series, really to all the fans of crime shows and novels, and as soon as I finish with this I am going to start the next part in the series, Dying Gasp. Aug 03, Claire rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the first Mario Silva book I picked up at the library, and I loved it so much that I gulped two of them down before heading back to the library for the third one on the shelf. These stories are set in Brazil and follow the Chief Inspector of the federal police as he investigates, and ultimately solves, murders. What I liked most about these is that they are novels, and so attention and care is given to plot, characters, pace, and setting, almost as much as the "action" sequences.
If you' This is the first Mario Silva book I picked up at the library, and I loved it so much that I gulped two of them down before heading back to the library for the third one on the shelf. If you're paying attention you can guess where the story is going, but the getting there is such a good ride that you don't really mind. Gage's characters are interesting and realistic, and pull you deep into the story right from the beginning.
The book is seeped, but not saturated, with political commentary and is itself an overall comment on the state of Brazil and some problems it faces, which is fascinating to someone who knows very little about the country. Jan 15, Debbi Mack rated it it was amazing Shelves: When an errant dog unwittingly discovers a mass unmarked burial site, Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police and his associates are called upon to help investigate. The clues include families buried together and missing families from poor sections of the city. Initial leads seem to point toward a cult, but his boss Nelson Sampaio discourages Silva from pursuing the case further in favor of gathering dirt on a political opponent.
However, Silva ignores him and keeps looking i When an errant dog unwittingly discovers a mass unmarked burial site, Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police and his associates are called upon to help investigate. However, Silva ignores him and keeps looking into the matter on the sly. Meanwhile, a local cop Yoshiro Tanaka pursues his own investigation with something a little less noble than seeking justice in mind, only to pay for it. Silva learns of this and sends Agente Arnaldo Nunes to follow up on where Tanaka went and see where it leads. Turns out to be pretty dangerous.
Read the entire review at http: Feb 26, Mary rated it liked it. Overall I enjoyed this.
I did not think the last chapter was necessary - there is no reason that Mengele needs to be tied to th Overall I enjoyed this. I did not think the last chapter was necessary - there is no reason that Mengele needs to be tied to this, even though the crimes are comparable.
I also thought the bodies were piling up too much at the end, with Claudia poisoning the Oliveras. Overall, however, this was well done and a page turner.
In this, the second book in Leighton Gage's acclaimed series, a clandestine cemetery is discovered in the rainforest outside of São Paulo. Many of the corpses. Detroit Free Press “Gage's compelling novels are good examples of how talented crime writers Buried Strangers and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Book 2 of 6 in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva Series . Mario Silva, of the Brazilian Federal Police, has an uphill battle persuading his politically.
Mar 22, Annabelle rated it really liked it. Author Gage is gnarly, cynical, affectionate to Brazil and fun to read. He reminds me of the Sicilian writer Camilleri, vulgar yet kind and funny. The protagonist, Sliva, a federal detective, has to lie to work around the corruption of his boss. He has a funny and likable group of colleagues, Hector, his nephew, Goncalves, the chick magnet. A bunch of bodies are found in Author Gage is gnarly, cynical, affectionate to Brazil and fun to read.
A bunch of bodies are found in a common grave. Is it ritual, gang related or…… spoiler organ harvesting. Fun and quick read. Jul 10, Laurel rated it it was amazing. As much as I enjoyed the characters and the plot, which I did immensely, I particularly was drawn to the aspects of Brazilian society revealed, not only the comparison of the haves to the have-nots, but the historical threads that explained such elements as the presence of so many Japanese surnames in Brazil. Reading it while the World Cup was taking place on TV made me keenly aware of the references in the book to the importance of such to the country.
I will definitely read more of Gage's stor As much as I enjoyed the characters and the plot, which I did immensely, I particularly was drawn to the aspects of Brazilian society revealed, not only the comparison of the haves to the have-nots, but the historical threads that explained such elements as the presence of so many Japanese surnames in Brazil.
I will definitely read more of Gage's stories of Silva. Feb 20, Michael rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this a little more than the Gage's first. What really distinguishes this series, of course, is the setting. Gage's Brazil is a place where corruption is a fact of life, and random violence is a constant threat. The line between good guy and bad guy is much fuzzier than in typical American police novels, and that tension is the driving force of the novel.
Like Blood of the Wicked, Buried Strangers is a little more violent and disturbing than my usual fare. To me, the excellent writing ma I enjoyed this a little more than the Gage's first.
To me, the excellent writing makes up for it, but if you're particularly sensitive you might want to avoid. Nov 06, Mary rated it it was amazing. This is the 2nd Mario Silva mystery I have read. I upped the starts to 5 because if I can't put a book down then I don't know how it could get any better. Wonderful series set in Brazil. This one about a whole hidden graveyard of bodies and the nefarious reason for killing them.
Besides the excellent descriptions of police life in Brazil, all of the characters, women included, are excellently developed. Will be reading the whole series asap. Jul 29, Catherine Woodman added it. I enjoyed this book, and I liked it more than the last one I read in this series, but it was a bit over the top, and the plot warrented a more involved book I thought and never really gave us much in the way of something to get inside why someone would go down the path that this character did the bad guy --and itis based on a true fact, that Mengele was in South America after WWII both the Nazi's and the Jews went there and started over again.
I enjoyed the book. It has politics, corruption, some interesting scientific facts, local color and good character development of the bad guys. It is not as edgy as the first Gage novel but it is still good. I wish Inspector Silva was more involved in the investigation, rather than directing them from afar. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have read the whole Silva series and wish there was more.
Inspector Silva is, as usual, a flawed hero but he becomes rather admirable and I felt like I lost a friend when I finished the last book. Mr Gage provides an insight into a foreign culture that is not often experienced in North America. Whether it is an accurate insight I cannot judge, but it is certainly interesting and is a refreshing change of atmosphere from typical LA or NY settings. If you like mysteries and police procedurals and care to experience another culture give this series a try.
This book too quite a farfetched train of thought and moved at an alarmingly rapid rate which made it difficult to follow. I did enjoy it.
A fascinating look into the trade of illegal organs. At times this is grisly, but it is typical of author Leighton Gage to be honest and topically relevant. This is a Mario Silva mystery. This novel is another good police procedural with Brazilian Federal Police Inspector Mario Silva as the main character. I found it a well written and chilling tale that entertained me from beginning to end.
Great plot, I love the characters and I really couldn't put it down. Leighton Gage is the real thing, he's up there with my other favorite authors, Henning Mankell and Per Wahloo and Sojwall. I'm sorry I have to wait until Jan for Gage's third book in the series and wish he'd started writing sooner, I'd be reading another one now.
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View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. The politicians are outraged. And the pressure is on Chief Inspector Mario Silva to get her back. In the end, Silva and his crew discover that the solution to the mystery is less complex — but entirely unexpected.
The son of the Foreign Minister of Venezuela is found dead in his apartment in Brasilia. As he delves deeper into the murder, he discovers that a chain of murders have occurred throughout Brazil, all with the same MO: What sinister motive connects these killings? And why does it appear one passenger on that flight, a fifteen-year-old boy who was later raped and killed in prison, is at the heart of it all? 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.
Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Federal Police and his team of investigators are called in from Brasilia and discover a clandestine cemetery. Someone has secretly disposed of the bodies of hundreds of human beings, their corpses often interred in family groups.
To get to the bottom of these heinous deeds, Silva must navigate a twisted and dangerous web of politics, corruption, and greed. Blood of the Wicked. In the interior of Brazil, landless workers battle the owners of vast fazendas.