The Body Snatcher
Praise for The Body Snatcher:"An excellent and atypical book, a fantastic adventure."—The Huffington Post"An explosive mixture of dread, greed and corruption. You won't put it down until you've read the very last page."—CosmopolitanThis tightly plotted novel by Brazil's best-selling crime author is a tale of drug dealing gone wrong, police corruption, and macabre blackmail, set in a heat-soaked to...
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press; Reprint edition (September 8, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2857214
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“One bright Sunday on the banks of the Paraguay River in lowlands Brazil, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack which he pockets. Thus begins a long slide into dark and dangero...”
n in the vast untamed Brazilian lowlands bordering Bolivia. One bright Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack and pockets it along with the pilot's expensive watch. Thus begins the protagonist's long slide into corruption.When police locate the crash site, the pilot's body is missing and a large-scale search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a Bolivian drug gang so much money that blackmailing the wealthy family of the dead pilot seems to be the only way out. When the family secretly agrees to pay serious money to recover the body of their son, our hero, who does not have the pilot's body, decides someone else's will do. . . . Or so he thinks.Patricia Melo is an author and playwright born in Sao Paolo (1962). Her novels Lost World, The Killer, In Praise of Lies, and Inferno have been published in English to rave reviews. Her works have also been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.