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A Vine in the Blood

(2011)
(The fifth book in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series)
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It is the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the globe's premier sporting event. The host country is Brazil. A victory for the home team is inextricably linked to the skills of the country's principal striker, Tico 'The Artist' Santos, the greatest player in the history of the sport. All the politicians in Brasilia, from the President of the Republic on down, have their seats squared-away for the finale, when they hope to see Argentina, Brazil's bitterest rival, humbled by the Brazilian eleven. But then, just three weeks before the first game, Juraci Santos, Tico's mother, is kidnapped. The star is distraught. The public is appalled. The politicians are outraged. And the pressure is on Chief Inspector Mario Silva to get her back.

Suspects aren't lacking. Among them, are a cabal of Argentineans, suspected of having spirited the lady away to put Tico off his game, the star's gold-digging, top-model girlfriend, whom his mother dislikes and has been trying to get out of his life, his principal rival, who wants to play in the World Cup in Tico's place, and the man whose leg Tico broke during a match, thereby destroying his career. In the end, Silva and his crew discover that the solution to the mystery is less complex - but entirely unexpected.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Vine in the Blood (A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation)
Author(s): Leighton Gage
ISBN: 1-61695-004-8 / 978-1-61695-004-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Vine in the Blood (A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation)
Author(s): Leighton Gage
ISBN: 1-61695-172-9 / 978-1-61695-172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Vine in the Blood: A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation (Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations (Audio))
Author(s): Leighton Gage
ISBN: 1-62064-097-X / 978-1-62064-097-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Vine in the Blood Lib/E (Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations (Audio))
Author(s): Leighton Gage
ISBN: 0-7927-8094-9 / 978-0-7927-8094-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Vine in the Blood (Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations, Book 5) (Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations (Audio))
Author(s): Leighton Gage
ISBN: 0-7927-8177-5 / 978-0-7927-8177-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Vine in the Blood (A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation Book 5)
Author(s): Leighton Gage
Publisher: Soho Crime
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April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Vine in the Blood (A Novel of the Brazilian Federal Police Book 5)
Author(s): Leighton Gage
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