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Gage, Leighton, Perfect Hatred

A Book Page Best Mystery & Thriller of 2013

"Perfect Hatred is a perfect thriller. No one writes the cold glint of evil in bright sunlight the way Leighton Gage does.  And there's enough evil here—and heroism, too—for three lesser books."
—Timothy Hallinan, Edgar-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers and the Junior Bender mysteries

“In his own hard-boiled, agreeably literate and tourist-cautioning fashion, [Gage has] made South America’s largest nation accessible to readers who might otherwise never have been exposed to its jungles—both the wild and urban varieties.”
Kirkus Reviews

"Well-written police procedurals set in an exotic location . . . what’s not to like? Think of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct transplanted to Brasília, and you wouldn’t be far off, although Gage’s stories exhibit a somewhat more serious bent.... hands down the first 'do not miss' mystery of 2013!"
BookPage (A Mystery Pick of the Month)