Like Steven F. Havill, Leighton Gage is an author who deserves a bigger readership. His Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigations, set in Brazil, bring the country to life, with all its politics and problems, Silva, a Chief Inspector with the Federal Police, can investigate murders all over the country. That provides Silva and his team with the ability to travel, and it provides the author the opportunity to peer into various stories of the country.
A Vine in the Blood, the latest investigation, can be read without reading previous stories. It isn’t as graphically violent as some of Gage’s earlier books. However, it’s as topical as all of the previous ones in the series. On the eve of the FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, a woman is kidnapped. She’s the mother of the most important player on Brazil’s team. Now, the eyes of the country are focused on the Federal Police as they search amid the large group of suspects, as people suspect the kidnapping is an attempt to throw the player off his game.
Today’s giveaway is an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of Leighton Gage’s A Vine in the Blood. If you’d like to enter to win it, email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject line should read, “Win A Vine in the Blood.” Include your name and mailing address, please, or you can’t win. Winners of all of this week’s contests will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. MT.