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Degenstein Community Library FIC LEON (Text) 35031301161790 Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/21/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802148674
  • ISBN: 0802148670
  • Physical Description: 278 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.

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Map on lining papers.
Summary, etc.:
"When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding. "They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no," Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him, Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta's obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta's secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads, in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman's accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous, as Brunetti is reminded it can be when, seeking solace, he reads Aeschylus's classic play The Eumenides"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Police > Italy > Fiction.
Water > Pollution > Fiction.
Dying declarations > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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