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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,767 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
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A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. 

Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna.  But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superbly gifted writer whose stories are complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The heady atmosphere of Venice and a galaxy of fully realized characters enrich this intriguing and finally horrifying tale…With consummate skill, Leon gradually reveals the broad reaches of a corrupt network linking the privileged and powerful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The first of Leon’s books to knit together all her strengths: endearing detective, jaundiced social pathology, and a paranoid eye for plotting on a grand scale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon.”

    Washington Post, praise for the series

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kitty | 2/19/2014

    " Very good suspense,good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brent Soderstrum | 2/10/2014

    " Leon brings out the seamy side of Venice in the fourth Guido Brunetti mystery novel. This book has murders, prostitution and the porn film industry involved. I am enjoying getting to know Guido and his family. Chiara, his 15 year old daughter even gets involved in helping solve this case. Paola, Guido's wife, is a bit on the fiesty side which makes for some interesting exchanges. Nice read which shows a swarmy side of life I hope never to experience. Give Guido and Venice a shot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jocelyn | 2/3/2014

    " An attorney is shot to death in a train. But his criminal record is too, too clean. How then to explain the seemingly professional assassination job? As Donna Leon tells it, the back story comes as no surprise. Most of it, anyway. And all of it is horrible. Leon handles it without sensationalism, viewed through the experience of the placid Commissario Guido Brunetti. The effect is stunning. It made me think that maybe Freud was onto something; that all the energy we spend to impose order on our lives -- government, education, religious beliefs and rituals -- is required because we are, essentially, beasts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy Petersen | 2/2/2014

    " This one is my favorite so far, perhaps because it is darkly realistic and unsettling! "

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