Pursuit by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
An Inspector Espinosa Mystery (Inspector Espinosa Mysteries)

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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.

About Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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A distinguished academic, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza is a critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist who lives in Rio de Janeiro. The first book in the Espinosa series, The Silence of the Rain (Picador 0-312-42118-4), was published last year by Henry Holt; the next will be published in 2004.
Published July 9, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The subtlety and nuance that have won Brazilian author Garcia-Roza much acclaim are sadly absent in his fifth Inspector Espinosa mystery (after 2005's A Window in Copacabana).

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There were times as I read the book when I really felt that I understood the ammount of confusion that Espinosa felt as he tried to deal with this increasingly bizarre case.

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Copacabana, Brazil Chief Inspector Espinosa is on vacation when psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Nesse called pleading with him to help because he believes his seventeen years old daughter Leticia was kidnapped by a patient, Isadoro "call me Jonas" Cruz who previously had been stalking him.

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