Southwesterly Wind

Southwesterly Wind

Book - 2004
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A young man predicts a murder and identifies the perpetrator-himself-in this third entry in the critically acclaimed Brazilian crime series When a terrified young man arrives at the station with a bizarre story, Chief Espinosa of the Copacabana precinct is more than happy to set aside his paperwork. A psychic has predicted that the man would commit a murder, it seems, and the prediction has become fact in the young man's mind. It's a case more appropriate for a psychiatrist or philosopher, but Espinosa rises to the challenge and slowly enters the web of this psychologically conflicted man.As the southwesterly wind-always a sign of dramatic change-begins to blow, what at first seems like paranoia becomes brutal reality. Two violent murders occur, and their only link is the lonely, clever man who had sought Espinosa out a few days earlier for help.In Southwesterly Wind , the third in this atmospheric, erotic series featuring the inimitable Inspector Espinosa, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza once again "breathes fresh air into the crime novel genre" ( Los Angeles Times ).
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2004.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780805068917
0805068910
Branch Call Number: Fic Garc
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jan 10, 2012

This is #3 in a series of books set in Rio de Janiero and that feature a Chief Inspector Espinosa;. this unsatisfying episode in the series starts out as a silly story, then it gets more interesting, then it becomes all too predictable and then it ends in a muddle

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