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A literary thriller and roller-coaster novel of kidnap, deceit and corruption in 1990s Brazil.

Olavo Bettencourt is an important man, a man of spin. With Brazil adjusting to the new idea of democracy, his PR firm holds the balance of power in its hands. Which has also made Olavo very rich, if not very popular.

Loathed by his trophy wife and mired in a web of political corruption that spreads from Sao Paolo to Switzerland, Israel and New York, Olavo is an obvious target for extortion. And what better leverage can there be but the kidnapping of his only son.

Except that the child on his way home from school in Olavo’s armour-plated car, deep into his colouring book as the gang closes in . . .

He’s not Olavo’s son.

Reviews

A novel notable for its deftly evoked cast and expert knowledge of Brazilian society, from favela alleyways to the corridors of power

Daily Mail

This small book packs a big punch...Highly recommended

Sunday Express

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  • Paperback

    9780552778862

    February 15, 2015

    Black Swan

    192 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781448127351

    July 31, 2014

    Transworld Digital

    192 pages

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