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The Resource The Body Snatcher

The Body Snatcher

Label
The Body Snatcher
Title
The Body Snatcher
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Melo ; translated by Clifford Landers
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Praise for The Body Snatcher: "An excellent and atypical book, a fantastic adventure."—The Huffington Post "An explosive mixture of dread, greed and corruption. You won't put it down until you've read the very last page."—Cosmopolitan This tightly plotted novel by Brazil's best-selling crime author is a tale of drug dealing gone wrong, police corruption, and macabre blackmail, set in a heat-soaked town in the vast untamed Brazilian lowlands bordering Bolivia. One bright Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack and pockets it along with the pilot's expensive watch. Thus begins the protagonist's long slide into corruption. When police locate the crash site, the pilot's body is missing and a large-scale search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a Bolivian drug gang so much money that blackmailing the wealthy family of the dead pilot seems to be the only way out. When the family secretly agrees to pay serious money to recover the body of their son, our hero, who does not have the pilot's body, decides someone else's will do. . . . Or so he thinks. Patricia Melo is an author and playwright born in Sao Paolo (1962). Her novels Lost World, The Killer, In Praise of Lies, and Inferno have been published in English to rave reviews. Her works have also been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Dutch
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Summary
After coming upon a small plane crash, the narrator discovers a backpack filled with cocaine and uses it to begin a downward spiral into drug dealing, deciding that the only way out is to blackmail the pilot's wealthy family
Tone
Writing style
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10446764
Cataloging source
BT
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1962-
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Patricia Melo
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Landers, Clifford E.
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Target audience
adult
Label
The Body Snatcher
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781912242788
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Body Snatcher
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781912242788
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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