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Blood Makes Noise [Kindle Edition]

Gregory Widen
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On a summer's night in 1955, CIA case officer Michael Suslov is summoned to a secret vault in the heart of Buenos Aires. His mission: transport the corpse of Eva Peron to a new hiding place in the wake of her husband's fall from power. But before Michael can comply, everything goes tragically, horribly wrong...

Sixteen years later, Michael Suslov is a ghost of a man, an ex-intelligence officer living off the radar--and the only soul alive who knows where Evita is buried. When an old friend from Argentine Military Intelligence appeals to him for help bringing the body home, Michael agrees, hoping this final mission will quiet the demons from his past. But he's not the only one on a recovery mission: two rogue former CIA officers are tracking him, desperate to unearth Evita before Michael does--and to claim the secret millions they believe she took to her grave.
Based on a little-known yet fascinating true story, Blood Makes Noise is a brilliant examination of the power of the dead over the lives of the living.

About the Author

A native of Laguna Beach, California, Gregory Widen is a former firefighter, NPR station host, and mountain-rescue team member. While a film student at UCLA, he penned the script for what would become the movie Highlander, starring Sean Connery. Among his other screenplays are Backdraft and The Prophecy, and his television writing includes scripts for Tales from the Crypt and Rescue 77. A committed traveler, his explorations have taken him to war-torn Somalia, Uzbekistan, Namibia, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the arctic island of Svalbard, Indonesia, and Argentina. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on a film for Universal Pictures.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1128 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (30 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KP9VI8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing reading! 30 July 2013
By col2910
Format:Paperback
Synopsis/blurb....
On a summer's night in 1955, CIA agent Michael Suslov is summoned to a secret vault in the heart of Buenos Aires. His mission: transport the corpse of Eva Peron to a new hiding place in the wake of her husband's fall from power. But before Michael can comply, everything goes tragically, horribly wrong...
Sixteen years later, Michael Suslov is a ghost of a man, an ex-government agent living off the radar--and the only soul alive who knows where Evita is buried. When an old friend from Argentine Military Intelligence appeals to him for help bringing the body home, Michael agrees, hoping this final mission will quiet the demons from his past. But he's not the only one on a recovery mission: two rogue CIA agents are tracking him, desperate to unearth Evita before Michael does--and to claim the secret millions they believe she took to her grave.
Based on a little-known yet fascinating true story, Blood Makes Noise is a brilliant examination of the power of the dead over the lives of the living.
This book is the author's first novel. Gregory Widen, a former fire-fighter and now a screenwriter and director has many films and projects on his cv. Highlander (1986) and Backdraft (1991) are the two I am most familiar with.
Argentinean history wasn't something that I was taught much (any, actually) of in school and my first awareness of this nation would have been as a young football-mad teenager, thrilled by the exploits of Mario Kempes and amazed at the passion and unity displayed by the supporters during their triumphant hosting of the 1978 World Cup. The previous debuting of the famous musical in 1976, Evita - based on the life and death of Eva Peron would have passed my twelve year old self by, quite easily.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a very good read indeed 17 May 2013
By Tin Tactoo VINE VOICE
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With over four hundred pages to read through, would this be gripping enough to `go the distance' with?. In a word, yes. With all the hype of the musical `Evita' over the years plus it's spin off film with Madonna in the starring role ( and why did she not get an Oscar or similar bauble is beyond me for her role), most people would know at least something about Eve Peron but how many know about her in death?. This is the premise of this very enjoyable read, part fiction but based on fact most of the time and while the start is quite slow - at least for me - it soon rattles on a notch or three as we read about Eva's embalmed body being moved from Argentina to Europe and back to her husband and a number of times you ask yourself is this fiction or fact, how much of it is as it's very well woven together. Okay, some bits are a bit `border line' as to their content and you ask yourself mentally could this have really happened and if they did her amazing life and death is the stuff of greater minds than ours to analyse. Bottom line, it has all the ingredients, attention to details to make a jolly good film and I would pay to see it quite happily but as a wonderfully well put together book, I give it 5 stars for both effort and the sheer amount of research this must have taken in it's writing. Bravo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual thriller 11 Jan 2014
By The Emperor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This was an impressive thriller. Having read so many identikit thrillers and crime novels in the past I was pleased that this was a little bit different.
The setting was interesting and well researched but thankfully the author didn't include all his research in the book. Exposition is included only when needed.

The story itself worked well. The writing style was decent, the dialogue seemed authentic and the action scenes were well handled. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 5 Jan 2014
By xenofan VINE VOICE
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Definitely a different slant on a thriller novel. An improbable (but based on truth) story of mystery and murder and the corpse of Eva Peron. I have previously had no knowledge of the life and actions of Eva Peron (except the famous song "Don't cry for me Argentina") so I did feel this would be a barrier as the story quickly unfolded but actually this clever writer does not allow this to be the case. He cleverly plays with the thoughts that the dead can still hold great power over the living, the plot involves finding Eva Peron's previously moved body. The main character, Michael Suslov is a ghost of a man living off the radar. He is a complex character that I found realistic, and the man questions he and other less `honorable' searchers ask. Can they find Eva forst and claim the secret millions she took to her grave! A great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Her 23 April 2013
By S. Bentley VINE VOICE
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At the centre of this book is death. The death of the women in a man's life, and the man who seems to be carrying death on his back. Michael Suslov is an outsider. His mother is American Italian, his father from the Ukraine. He was brought up in Chicago and Argentina. He is one of the first professional spooks for the CIA, until he is expelled. He starts the novel as an earnest go-getter, hard-working and achieving great things at his station in Argentina, with a loving wife. He has loss in his past, which haunts him, but greater losses are to come and to break him over the 20 year span of the novel.

The high concept of the novel is that Suslov is involved in spiriting (good word that), at the behest of Argentinian agencies, the body of Eva Peron out of the country, to save it from becoming a totem, a fetish. Suslov had met and liked Peron during her life, but even so is reluctant to act, at first. Once he has done so, the situation escalates and others, more fanatic, who see the corpse as something other than the remains of a person, want the body too.

Given that this is a debut novel, Gregory Widen has produced an impressive work, that does not sprawl, is not too concerned with showing all the tricks in a writer's arsenal. He draws strong memorable characters, even if things tend to the grotesque and gothic at times, particularly in the implacable, almost supernatural Alejandro. The sentences display a taut, hardboiled but lyrical prose, that keeps the urgency of the situation and the hopelessness in frame, while allowing Widen to evoke Chicago, Argentina and Europe in a manner that brings each location to life (and in the spirit of the period 50s-70s too!).

That this is the man who wrote Highlander, some elements may make sense.
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4.0 out of 5 stars eva
very intresting but found it hard to discriminate between fact & fiction ...maybe i could not read into it .. Read more
Published 7 days ago by eunice
3.0 out of 5 stars Specialist Taste
Although unusual and at times gripping, the writing style from time to time made me feel as though I was wading through treacle! Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bluebeat
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning litreature.
This guy can write beautifully and he has that essential criteria - imagination. One of the best books I have ever read. There are passages in there that are quite stunning.
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3.0 out of 5 stars History brought to life
I like the idea of basing a fast-paced thriller on real events and for the most part I liked the story and writing. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Makes Noise
This thriller is based on a true story and is a very nicely paced crime read from an author new to me: Gregory Widen. Read more
Published 8 months ago by G. J. Oxley
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cleverly Written Story About an Iconic Figure
This is a cleverly constructed tale based on the extraordinary real life story of Eva Peron, wife of the President of Argentina who is the Evita of the eponymous film and stage... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Brett H
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a run of the mill thriller
This book, based on fact, is a dark and enthralling story of Peronist times in Argentina and what happened to the body of Eva Peron after her death and until her remains were... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Penny Waugh
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Stranger Than Fiction....
Last week I read Fatal Tango - set in Berlin & Buenos Aires .... 2 weeks ago I watched the DVD of the musical Evita. Read more
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