The unthinkable happens in a rainy dawn in Rio de Janeiro: Christ, the Redeemer, disappears from the top of Corcovado Mountain. The mayor of the city, woken up in the middle of the night, does not know what to think. Was it an accident? A natural disaster? Terrorism? Divine punishment? The mayor’s major opponent in the government elections gets thrilled, convinced that Christ’s disappearance is a sign of God’s approval to his candidacy. Among the chaos in the city, private detective Jaime Trent, who is facing a crisis in his marriage, is cast to investigate the case and falls in love with a French TV journalist who is covering the disappearance of the statue.
Redemptori’s narrative begins in Rio and goes to Angra, Paris, New York, and New Mexico before returning to Rio for an amazing end. It’s full of humor and involves three interlaced stories: Christ’s disappearance; the mayor’s election and the love story between the detective and the journalist.
Publication/Status: by Record (Brazil), in 2011. [352 pages]