I really enjoy these novels about a police detective in Rio de Janeiro. I've never been to Brazil, but the atmosphere the writer creates seems very authentic. The society he describes seems so different from ours in Britain and yet so similar. Maybe I'll go there one day and walk on Ipanema beach.
'And you believed him?'
'I had to. He didn't have any reason to be telling me something like that.'
'And how long before your next birthday?'
'Less than two months.'