Chief Inspector Mario Silva

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

A Vine in the Blood Publisher's Summary

It is the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the globe's premier sporting event. The host country is Brazil. All eyes are on 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.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 5

    • A Vine in the Blood

    • By: Leighton Gage
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    It is the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the globe's premier sporting event. The host country is Brazil. All eyes are on 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brazilian World Cup Mystery

    • By Byron on 10-18-14

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 6

    • Perfect Hatred

    • By: Leighton Gage
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate is assassinated in broad daylight at a campaign rally. Could the cases be related? To complicate Silva's investigation, a criminal with a very bad grudge against the Chief Inspector has been released from prison and is plotting ugly revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great mystery - great setting.

    • By Avid Reader and Listener on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 7

    • The Ways of Evil Men

    • Chief Inspector Mario Silva Series, Book 7
    • By: Leighton Gage
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Awana tribe, who live in the remote Amazon jungle in the Brazilian state of Pará, have dwindled to only forty-one members - and now thirty-nine of them have dropped dead of what looks like poison. The neighboring white townsfolk don't seem to be mourning the genocide much – in fact, the only person who seems to care at all is Jade Calmon, the official tribal relations agent assigned to the area. She wants justice for the two survivors, a father and his eight-year-old son.

    Regular price: $18.80