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Every Bitter Thing: 4 Paperback – 4 October 2011

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  • Paperback : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1569479984
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1569479988
  • Dimensions : 12.75 x 1.91 x 19 cm
  • Publisher : Soho Crime; Reprint edition (4 October 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

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Praise for Every Bitter Thing

"The odd thing about this detective [is that it's] the elasticity of his ethics, not his essential integrity [that] makes him irresistible."
--The New York Times Book Review

"The book has clever dialogue, a twisting plot and an adventurous glimpse at the seamy parts of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The case takes Silva and his team all over Brazil in an engaging, fast-paced story that is hard to put away for the night."
--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Silva's solid fourth moves briskly, with colorful characters and crackling banter between the detectives."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Mr. Gage is a hell of a good craftsman."
--New York Journal of Books

Praise for the Mario Silva series

Gage smoothly expands his focus on the assassination of an ambitious bishop to encompass the controversial and entirely absorbing issue of whether the clergy should involve themselves in the politics of land distribution among the poor.
--The New York Times Book Review

Realistic characters that readers can care about . . . The ultimate story of the haves vs. the have nots.
--Detroit Free Press

Highly recommended.
--Library Journal, Starred Review

Both a powerful political thriller and gripping crime fiction.
--South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Terrifically written, intelligent, and powerfully evocative. Leighton Gage is a master storyteller.
--Brian Haig, author of The Night Crew

Achieves both a powerful political thriller and gripping crime fiction in his fascinating debut.
--Arizona Daily Star

About the Author

Leighton Gage (1942-2013) was born in New Jersey and had a career in advertising before he turned to writing crime fiction. His seven-book Mario Silva series was inspired by two police officers he knew. Since 1973, he spent part of each year in Santana do Parnaíba, Brazil, where he met his wife, Eide. His books have been translated into French, Italian, Finnish, and Dutch.

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5.0 out of 5 stars To the Bitter End
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2011
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent New Mario Silva Adventure
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