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Holy City

Holy City [Kindle Edition]

Guillermo Orsi , Nick Caistor
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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One former Miss Bolivia. Two missing Colombian drug dealers. Three wealthy tourists taken hostage. Welcome to the Holy City, where corruption is a calling and bent cops are ten a peso.

A passenger liner runs aground on the muddy banks of the Rio de la Plata. One by one, its passengers are abducted by Buenos Aires' criminal classes. As the kidnapping of three foreign businessmen sends stock markets into freefall, the job of solving the chaos falls onto the weary shoulders of the last honest man in town - Deputy Inspector Walter Carroza of the serious-crime squad. But top of his agenda is former Miss Bolivia Ana Torrente, “a cherub with tropical lips and tits”. Why is it that the bodies of the men who try to take her to bed are always found minus a head?

Devilishly ironic and shirt-soakingly atmospheric, Holy City confirms Orsi as the master chronicler of Buenos Aires' murderous underworld.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (1 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074VPJF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,324 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intruiging 4 July 2013
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I liked this book very much. Different and involving. It gave insight into the politics and corruption of South American society in a way that drew you into the world of the characters.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Gotbored and stopped reading it 25 May 2013
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for the firat time, in a long time i stopped reading this book before the end. i had hoped it would be like the other historical, murder mystery books which i love, unfortunately i did not enjoy it and could not be bothered to finish it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 5 May 2013
By Alison
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I haven't yet finished this and not sure if I will

Gives a very depressing view of South America - looks like Buenos Aries won't be on my wish list of places to visit
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not so very holy 29 May 2014
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This book was very h-scotch in it's presentation. The characters changed their moods, outlooks and beliefs every other chapter. This made it highly confusing and other than making us aware of the stagnation of all of Argentina's waterways and side streets and corruption of all government workers (so what's new?).
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