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Blood Tango; A Mystery

Blood Tango; A Mystery

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It is the most dramatic and tumultuous period in Argentine history. Colonel Juan Perón, who had been the most powerful and the most hated man in the country, has been forced out of power. Many people fear that his mistress, radio actress Evita Duarte, will use her skill at swaying the masses to restore him to office. When an obscure young woman is brutally murdered, police detective Roberto Leary concludes that the murderer mistook the girl for Evita, the intended target of someone out to eliminate the popular star from the political scene. The search for the killer soon involves the girl’s employer, who is Evita’s dressmaker, her journalist lover, and Pilar, a seamstress in the dress shop and a tango dancer. The suspects include a leftist union leader who considers Perón a fascist and a young Lieutenant who feels Perón has dishonored the Army. Their stories collide in this thrilling and sensuous historical mystery.Annamaria Alfieri, author of Invisible Country and City of Silver (named a best debut mystery by Deadly Pleasures), excels at writing mysteries whose stories inherently paint a portrait of life at the time, and in which the characters' motivations of love, fear, and ambition all compete to create an evocative tale. Blood Tango makes Argentina come alive. It is her finest achievement yet.
It is the most dramatic and tumultuous period in Argentine history. Colonel Juan Perón, who had been the most powerful and the most hated man in the country, has been forced out of power. Many people fear that his mistress, radio actress Evita Duarte, will use her skill at swaying the masses to restore him to office. When an obscure young woman is brutally murdered, police detective Roberto Leary concludes that the murderer mistook the girl for Evita, the intended target of someone out to eliminate the popular star from the political scene. The search for the killer soon involves the girl’s employer, who is Evita’s dressmaker, her journalist lover, and Pilar, a seamstress in the dress shop and a tango dancer. The suspects include a leftist union leader who considers Perón a fascist and a young Lieutenant who feels Perón has dishonored the Army. Their stories collide in this thrilling and sensuous historical mystery.Annamaria Alfieri, author of Invisible Country and City of Silver (named a best debut mystery by Deadly Pleasures), excels at writing mysteries whose stories inherently paint a portrait of life at the time, and in which the characters' motivations of love, fear, and ambition all compete to create an evocative tale. Blood Tango makes Argentina come alive. It is her finest achievement yet.

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Publish date: Jun 25, 2013
Added to Scribd: May 16, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781250004550

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      .   . ’  . . Copyright © 2013 by Annamaria Alfieri. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.  www .thomasdunnebooks .com   www.minotaurbooks.comDesign by Steven SeighmanLibrary of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication Data Alfieri, Annamaria. Blood tango : a mystery / Annamaria Alfieri. First Edition. pages cm ISBN 978- 1- 250- 00455- 0 (hardcover)  ISBN 978- 1- 250- 02048- 2 (e-book)  I. Title. PS3601.L3597B57 2013 813'.6—dc232013011729Minotaur books may be purchased for educational, business, or promotional use. For information on bulk purchases, please contact Macmillan Corporate and Premium Sales Department at 1- 800- 221- 7945 extension 5442 or write specialmarkets@macmillan.com.First Edition: June 201310 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 
 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
 rouble was closing in on Buenos Aires— like a huge jaguar charging toward the coast from the vast interior plain of the Pampas, with blood in its eyes and mayhem in its heart.On that day of the 10th, thousands of people made their  way to the center of the most elegant capital in all of South  America. Teir goal: a rally at the intersection of Alsina and Perú, where nineteenth- century buildings of scale and grace had earned the city its sobriquet— Paris of the South. Among the throngs were six— three women and three men—  whose futures hung in the balance. wo were obscure girls, oblivious to the scent of the approaching beast. wo young men, with axes to grind, felt the giant cat coming and feared it. Evita Duarte prayed it would be an angel bearing gifts; she opened her heart as it neared. Juan Perón imagined he himself might embody its power and decide the fate of the nation.

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