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Blood Makes Noise
by Gregory Widen


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"Impressive... Widen's atmospheric thriller, full of broken men in a broken country, succeeds in capturing the hold that Evita had over so many, even in death." -- Publishers Weekly

On a summer's night in 1955, CIA officer Michael Suslov is summoned to a secret vault in the heart of Buenos Aires.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Impressive... Widen's atmospheric thriller, full of broken men in a broken country, succeeds in capturing the hold that Evita had over so many, even in death." --Publishers Weekly

On a summer's night in 1955, CIA 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 safe hiding place in the wake of her husband's fall from power. But before Michael can comply, everything goes tragically, horribly wrong....

Fifteen years later, Suslov is a ghost of a man living off the radar--and the only soul alive that knows where Evita is buried. When a shadow from his past appears and asks him for help in bringing the body home, as part of a peace deal to end the civil war tearing Argentina apart, Michael agrees, hoping this last mission will quiet the demons from his former life. But Michael Suslov isn't the only one on a recovery mission. Others are desperate to unearth Eva Peron first--and lay claim to the shattering secret she took to the grave....

Based on a little-known yet fascinating true story, Blood Makes Noise is both a riveting thriller and an examination of the power of the dead over the lives of the living.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611098990
  • ISBN-10: 1611098998
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 406
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Espionage
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-02-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rooted in fact, this impressive first novel from screenwriter Widen (Highlander; Backdraft) charts the astonishing journey of the corpse of Eva “Evita” Perón (1919–1952). Early in the morning of November 23, 1955, Michael Suslov, a junior CIA officer attached to the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires, is summoned by Hector Cabanillas, Argentine éminence grise and government representative, to witness the removal of Evita’s body from the capital and into hiding. Less than a year later, Hector asks Michael to take the body out of Argentina to prevent Perónists from using it as a rallying point. After some personal misfortune, Michael manages to ship the corpse to Milan, where it’s laid to rest under a false name, but then Michael’s life swiftly unravels. Only when Hector reappears more than a decade later and asks Michael to return Evita to Argentina does Michael sense a chance of redemption. Widen’s atmospheric thriller, full of broken men in a broken country, succeeds in capturing the hold that Evita had over so many, even in death. (Apr.)

 
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