BOOK REVIEW

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  A WINDOW IN COPACABANA
LUIZ ALFREDO  GARCIA-ROZA

Three policemen have been murdered in a short period of time.  The killings are all very similar - a policeman shot at close range with nothing much in the way of evidence left behind. 

Who is responsible for the killings?  Is it someone who is trying to get revenge against the police?  Is it someone involved in drug trafficking?  Is there corruption in the police department?

Inspector Espinosa of Rio de Janiero's 12th precinct is the man in charge of the investigation.  He soon discovers that this is going to be a difficult case to solve.  First of all, he doesn't have much to go on.  To make matters more complicated, the body of a woman connected to one of the dead cops is found on the sidewalk below her apartment window.  In addition, the wife of a government official becomes obsessed with the case and with Espinosa.

Will Inspector Espinosa be successful at solving these murders?

The author has written a captivating novel.  Right from the very beginning you will feel yourself plunge into the suspense.  This is an excellent whodunit mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end of the book.  One thing for sure - you will be surprised at the ending!  This one is highly recommended.  Be sure to add it to your reading list. 

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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