“The man who never shed a tear” is a psychological thriller.
This book is yet only published in portuguese.
A man is found dead on the sidewalk outside the luxury building he called home, having fallen from his 7th-floor apartment. His name is John Vicente and he was one of the world’s best-paid experts in Game Theory and future prediction. With no witnesses and in light of inconclusive evidence collected at the scene, one doubt lingers: was this an accident, suicide or murder? What could have happened to this highly intelligent and powerful man, a man who had never shed a tear, but who was found dead with a teardrop falling from the corner of his eye and a smile on his face?
His life insurance premium is exceptionally high, but there’s no payout in the event of suicide. And if the policy holder is murdered, the killer, accomplice, abettor or accessory to this crime loses all right to payment. Given the striking lack of certainty, the insurance company decides to hire renowned forensic psychologist Richard O’Sullivan to carry out a psychological autopsy of the victim and to determine and clarify the cause of this equivocal death.
Richard O’Sullivan must return to the scene of the crime, to uncover John Vicente’s emotional scars, to read through his papers, diaries and go through his letters, photos, phone calls. He must delve deep into the victim’s psyche, discover what he liked, find out his wishes, his fears, his habits, determine his emotional state, how his brain ticked, just what he did and how he did it, interviewing the people close to him, his family, friends, lovers, neighbors, his work colleagues, anyone who can reveal a little more about his personality, personal conflicts and motivations, changes that may have taken place, relationship problems, work or money troubles, his family history, his lifestyle, how the final days, final months, final years of his life panned out.
And so he will make his way through the many lives of John Vicente, the lives people know about and those they don’t. He’ll enter John’s world, questioning everything and, on this tumu
through the many lives of John Vicente, the lives people know about and those they don’t. He’ll enter John’s world, questioning everything and, on this tumultuous journey, on the flipside something will change forever in his own life.