Early one morning Guido Brunetti, Commissario of the Venice Police, confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid Venetian canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti, robbery seems altogether too convenient a motive. Then something very incriminating is discovered in the dead man's flat - something which points to the existence of a high-level cabal - and Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime ...
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The second novel to feature Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice Police. Brunetti confronts the grisly sight of the body of an American soldier in a canal. He becomes suspicious and discovers toxic waste-dumping and a high-level cover-up that extends from the Mafia to the US Army.Review:
"Brunetti ... long ago joined the ranks of the classic fictional detectives" ( Evening Standard)
"What makes Leon's work especially unnerving is the sense that corruption is a continuing process ... The characters of Brunetti and his family continue to deepen throughout the series" ( The Times)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014311588X
Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014311588X
Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Trade Paperback Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014311588X