By Donna Leon
Detective Guido Brunetti is submerged within the seedy Venetian underworld as he attempts to crack a prostitution ring run by means of filthy rich and strong voters. From the writer of Dressed for dying. nationwide ad/promo.
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Extra info for Death and Judgment a.k.a. A Venetian Reckoning (Commissario Brunetti 4)
The file, as was always the case at the beginning of an investigation, contained little more than names and dates. Carlo Trevisan had been born in Trento fifty years ago, had been educated at the University of Padua, from which he took a degree in law and after which he established himself as a lawyer in Venice. Eighteen years ago, he married Franca Lotto, with whom he had two children, a daughter, Francesca, now fifteen, and a son, Claudio, seventeen. Avvocato Trevisan had never interested himself in criminal law and had himself never been involved with the police in any way.
This is Commissario Guido Brunetti. ' 'I'm afraid that's impossible, commissario. My sister is under heavy sedation and can see no one. ' 'I realize the pain she must be suffering, Signer Lotto, and I extend my most sincere condolences. ' 'We need to get a clearer idea of Avvocato Trevisan's life, of his business dealings, his associates. ' 'I thought it was a robbery,' Lotto said. ' 'But there's no other reason to kill my brother-in-law. ' Lotto asked angrily. ' This afternoon,' Brunetti said and kept himself from adding, 'if possible’.
He went down the back steps and into the Vice-Questore's outer office. Behind her desk, looking as though she were there only to meet the photographers from Vogue, sat Signorina Elettra Zorzi, today arrayed as were the lilies of the field, in a white crepe-de-Chine dress that fell in diagonal, but decidedly provocative, folds across her bosom. 'Buon giomo, commissariat she said, looking up from the magazine open on her desk and smiling. ' Brunetti asked. She nodded. 'He's been on the phone for the last ten minutes.
Death and Judgment a.k.a. A Venetian Reckoning (Commissario Brunetti 4) by Donna Leon