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Product Details

  • Series: Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Crime (February 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616951761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616951764
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #662,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Hard-hitting, atmospheric.... There's nothing stiff or programmatic about Mr. Gage's lively, action-filled chronicles. They have finely sketched characters, vivid geographical detail and their own brutal sort of humor. Each book is a bit of adventure-travel, with Silva and crew often feeling like tourists within their own country. The Silva investigations have all the step-by-step excitement of a world-class procedural series." - The Wall Street Journal

"Perfect Hatred is, hands down, the first 'do not miss' mystery of 2013!" -- Bookpage

"Irresistible" - The New York Times

"Master thriller writing at its finest." -- The New York Journal of Books

"Perfect Hatred may well be the best of an excellent series that gets better book by book. It is not to be missed." - The New Mystery Reader

A Book Page Best Mystery & Thriller of 2013

"Perfect Hatred is a perfect thriller. No one writes the cold glint of evil in bright sunlight the way Leighton Gage does.  And there's enough evil here—and heroism, too—for three lesser books."
—Timothy Hallinan, Edgar-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers and the Junior Bender mysteries

“In his own hard-boiled, agreeably literate and tourist-cautioning fashion, [Gage has] made South America’s largest nation accessible to readers who might otherwise never have been exposed to its jungles—both the wild and urban varieties.”
Kirkus Reviews

"Well-written police procedurals set in an exotic location . . . what’s not to like? Think of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct transplanted to Brasília, and you wouldn’t be far off, although Gage’s stories exhibit a somewhat more serious bent.... hands down the first 'do not miss' mystery of 2013!"
BookPage (A Mystery Pick of the Month)

“Gage is able to combine three complex plots, several main characters, and a number of vivid settings into a fast-moving narrative...but he does so with brio. Perfect Hatred is a strong entry in a fine series.”
—Barbara Fister, Reviewing the Evidence


“A different approach to the crime story and to the portrait of Brazil.... [Gage's] books not only don't repeat themselves, they are also getting better and better.”
—Glenn Harper, International Noir Fiction

“Engrossing.... Crime fiction writing at its best.”
—Kittling Books

"The writing is perfect for the story, as it always is. Gage is of the school where the writer’s goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible, where he scored highest marks."
—One Bite at a Time

“Crime fiction with a social conscience, featuring memorable characters and unique settings.”
—Read Me Deadly

“A fascinating story with deep insights into modern multicultural tensions of immigrant populations and the age-old fodder of political intrigue and corruption.... The true joy of Perfect Hatred is the rich interaction which occurs when interesting people interact with warmth, innuendo, barbs, humour and love. A very satisfying book.”
—Reviews by T de V



Praise for Leighton Gage's Mario Silva series
 
“For those of you who love to be transported to a new locale in your books, [Gage] gives us Brazil with a marvelous sense of place.”
—Linda Fairstein
 
“Breathtaking. . . . A book you can’t afford to miss.”
—Louise Ure, The Fault Tree
 
“Terrifically written, intelligent, and powerfully evocative. Leighton Gage is a master storyteller, a natural; but more than that, he takes us on a breakneck trip to a real world, with real characters, and real issues.”
—Brian Haig, Man in the Middle
 
“The perfect outsider’s inside look at a system hobbled by nepotism, bribery and corruption, but which, at the same time, delivers justice.”
Toronto Globe and Mail

From the Back Cover

"Perfect Hatred is a perfect thriller. No one writes the cold glint of evil in bright sunlight the way Leighton Gage does.  And there's enough evil here--and heroism, too--for three lesser books."--Timothy Hallinan, Edgar-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers and the Junior Bender mysteries

More About the Author

Leighton Gage writes the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series, crime novels set in Brazil. His work has been praised by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Globe and Mail, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus and a variety of other publications as well as by numerous online reviewers, including the prestigious New York Journal of Books. You can visit him on the web at http://www.leightongage.com

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Gage as always does a great job with the characters.
Sebastian Fernandez
Read as part of the series, it's one more panel in an epic mural of contemporary Brazil that Gage is painting.
Lenny Kleinfeld
Even so, for anyone who enjoys crime novels, this work is highly recommended.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HM on February 19, 2013
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If you don't know anything about Brazil, don't read a guide book to understand what this huge complex country is about. The author will flit from place to place like a butterfly sampling the nectar but never tasting the flower or the fruit. Don't talk to friends who have travelled there because they probably have not seen more than the beaches in Rio de Janeiro or the Amazon river, the beat of Bahia or maybe the force of Iguacu Falls, or wherever else it is that tourists think that they should go so that they can bore their friends with tales of the exotic.

What you should do is read a book written by someone who lives in Brazil, preferably someone who has been a resident for a long time. A book written by someone who has a Brazilian wife, Brazilian children and grandchildren. A book written by someone who has lived and worked elsewhere so that he can make valid comparisons. And it should be a book written by someone who knows how to write well. That someone is Leighton Gage and his latest Brazilian murder mystery (the sixth) is Perfect Hatred and yes, I really recommend that you read and enjoy it if you want to know about Brazil.

Gage's books are not for the weak of heart. This is not a "cozy" mystery. It is about murder based on hatred, greed and lots of other reasons. Here's the question that comes to mind: Is it possible to like a book based on hatred?

The book begins with a bang, literally. Salem Nabulsi, a muslim terrorist, explodes a bomb in a public setting and too many people are killed. Since he is a suicide bomber, and we know who he is from the first page, this is not a "whodunnit". Because we know that he is a muslim terrorist, the question really isn't why he did it. The reader now becomes a part of the investigation of the bombing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Moore on June 3, 2013
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One more great Leighton Gage read. If you are a Chief Inspector Mario Silva reader you must have this book.
Looking for the next Mario Silva Book to come out. And a new case.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cathy G. Cole TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 20, 2013
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First Line: The action began auspiciously.

The old adage "it never rains but it pours" has never been truer for Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team. A suicide bombing which is the apparent work of militant Islamists has killed over sixty people, but the assassination of a gubernatorial candidate during a campaign rally has Silva's superiors screaming. Told to focus on the assassination, Silva doesn't. He divides his team so both cases are being worked simultaneously. He refuses to ignore the slaughter of innocents. After all-- he's been on the job long enough to know how to work around the men in higher positions.

An assassin, terrorists, tracking down explosives in Paraguay... that would be enough for anyone to handle, but there's something that Silva isn't aware of: a criminal who's just been released from prison has vowed to kill him, and he's going to do his best to get the job done.

If you want to read crime fiction set in present-day Brazil, the very first author whose books you need to get your hands on is Leighton Gage. He gives us a clear-eyed look into a system filled with corruption and bribery, but Gage also shows us that there is justice to be had. How? Through the character of Chief Inspector Mario Silva. As Silva tells someone:

"Senhora, I've been in the service of a corrupt legal system for all of my working life. I'm nothing if not a pragmatist."

"That's what Luis said. That's why I'm telling you all this."

"But I'm also an idealist. And any evil I do, I attempt to do for the greater good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By richard lockett on June 17, 2013
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honestly , you can"t go wrong with leighton gage & mario silva they keep getting better& better! waiting on the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Tiewater on June 1, 2013
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I have read all his books about inspector Mario silva, and this is one of the best, very good case
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Schloss on May 2, 2013
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As an American living in Rio 5 months of the year, I enjoy reading books about Brazil. Leighton Gage is by far the best of the writers, His characters (Inspector Silva) are very Brazilian, and his stories are not only entertaining, but very educational. The plots are always different, and once I start I can't put them down. Read one, and you'll want to read them all.

Stuart Schloss
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theresa de Valence on April 4, 2013
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PERFECT HATRED by Leighton Gage is a fascinating story with deep insights into modern multi-cultural tensions of immigrant populations and the age-old fodder of political intrigue and corruption.

It's been a year and I've forgotten these characters. As the story unfolds I'm reminded why I felt so moved by them. The true joy of PERFECT HATRED is the rich interaction which occurs when interesting people interact with warmth, innuendo, barbs, humour and love.

A very satisfying book.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dollswest on March 24, 2013
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I was introduced to Mario Silva by my local mystery book club. We read book #3 and I was hooked. I went back and read the first two in the series and have been waiting for each new one to come out. This one is an excellent read and Mr. Gage takes us in the world of Brazialn politics. It is a pager turner and I enjoyed every minute of it. I love the characters. Mr. Gage tells you enough about each of the main characters in his series but not enough to drag down the story line. I highly recommend this book if you are a Mario Silva fan or want to branch out into a great Brazilian murder mystery series.
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