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Pursuit (Inspector Espinosa #4)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  102 ratings  ·  14 reviews
When his daughter disappears and a patient emerges as the prime suspect, a troubled psychiatrist comes to Espinosa for help, in the fifth novel in the beguiling Brazilian crime series

A hospital psychiatrist feels he's being stalked by a young patient. For as long as possible, he convinces himself that the young man is harmless, but when the doctor's daughter disappears an
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Hardcover, 244 pages
Published January 24th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published 2001)
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Pattie
I've been a big fan of the author, and have read all of his other books.

This is the first one that was unsatisfying.

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My favorite mystery of all time, Michael Dibdin's "Dead Lagoon" also leaves parts of its core mystery unsolved, but it is still satisfying. So having everything neatly wrapped-up by the end is not a requirement. But we never really find out what was going on through the whole book, and when you have an omnicient narrator, that's not acceptable. We hear from "Lucas" early
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Margarida
Um dos melhores da série. Qual é a fronteira entre a sanidade e a loucura? Cada vez mais denso e a afastar-se do tipo de história (e diálogos) dos primeiros livros. Prova que GR é capaz de se mexer em qualquer cenário e Espinosa continua imbatível.
Bob George
I've worked with some wonderfully astute Psychiatrists and some more suited to sheep farming or antique collecting; but none as inept and poorly portrayed as the main character in this Inspector Espinosa novel. this is the 4th Garcia-Roza novel I have read in this series and so far; Inspector Sepinosa has failed to solve a single crime; he does quite a lot of musing; some introspection; and appears to spend his waking hours planning his next meal or eating it. I suppose there is some interest in ...more
Gláucia Renata
Um psiquiatra se vê ameaçado por um paciente, que acaba desaparecendo e o médico passa a ser suspeito. O livro prende a atenção, consegue manter um bom clima de suspense o tempo todo, mas acabei me decepcionando com o final.
Joyce Lagow
Another bizarre plot in the 5th of the Inspector Espinosa series set in Rio de Janeiro.[return][return]A psychiatrist becomes convinced that he is being stalked by a patient. Yet, as the plot unfolds, it isn't clear just who is being stalked and exactly what is happening to the psyciatrist and his family. Espisoa eventually becomes involved in the increasingly bizarre story; he is not the major figure in the stroy but more of a bystander, tangential to the main plot line.[return][return]Very imp ...more
Marty
Wasn't my favorite of the ones I've read so far in this series. I spent too much time in the head of a deranged murderer (creepy) and didn't get to know other characters very well. Still, I enjoyed it because the plot was interesting and, besides, I've committed to the long haul with detective Espinosa!
Ruby
I picked this up off a friend's book swap pile only because the author is Brazilian, and I don't think I've ever read a Brazilian author.

It's a fantastic, suspenseful thriller about a bookish police chief who gets challenged by a strange psychologist and his obsession with one of his patients. I can't reveal too much without giving anything away, but I read this on one busride between Gyeongju and Incheon. I was on the edge of my bus-seat the whole time and almost jumped out of my (bus) seat on
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Chris
Another weird psychological thriller that keeps you turning the pages and then is not really resolved clearly at the end. Garcia-Roza could probably write a thriller about paint drying but the ending would surely be fuzzy. I enjoy the character of Espinoza, the book loving detective, who is the honest cop and seems the most unlikely cop. He thinks too much and so does the author. At the end we still don't know who killed who. I guess some cases are just that way.
Daniel Rocha
One of my favorite crime fiction writers and definitely my favorite contemporary Brazilian, there's no question I'm a big fan of Garcia-Roza and his main lead character, detective/police officer Espinosa. Pursuit is a decent book, not one of his best, but it's still a quick entertaining read, as all crime-fiction books should be.
Sherree
I doubt I'll read anymore of this series. Garcia-Roza is an excellent writer, and the books are very suspenseful, but the endings are a rea let down for me.
Miguel
Excelente policial, cheio de mind games e dissimulações, que tem ainda a vantagem de nos transportar para as ruas de Copacabana e Ipanema.
Catherine Woodman
I like that this series is set in Brazil, but the totally convoluted plot in this was not satisfying, when all is said and done
Laura
Loved this book, a real pychological page-turner.
Micaela
um dos melhores policias actuais
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Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza is a Professor of Philosophy at Rio University in Brazil.

Series:
* Inspector Espinosa
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