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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,486 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
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When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a pediatrician, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men—a young carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town—burst into the doctor’s apartment while the family was sleeping, attacked him, and took away his eighteen-month-old boy. What could have motivated an assault by the forces of the state that was so violent it has left the doctor mute? As Brunetti delves into the case, he begins to uncover a story of infertility, desperation, and illegal dealings. Then his colleague, Inspector Vianello, discovers a money-making scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. Medical records are missing and it appears as if one of the pharmacists is after more than money. What secrets are in the records? And what has been done with them? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] stunning procedural series.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of Venice’s greatest contemporary chroniclers...The smells, flavors, sights and sounds all come flooding to life…Leon has her finger on the pulse.”

    Daily Mirror. praise for Death at La Fenice

  • “First-rate and masterful…Leon seldom delivers a ‘feel good’ ending, choosing instead conclusions that are wise and inevitable while still being unsettling.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard | 2/5/2014

    " Not the best of the Commissario Brunetti mysteries, but well worth reading just to keep up with the good Commissario. I can't think of another detective in crime fiction who has such a rewarding relationship with family, and coworkers; nor of one who reacts so humanely to the crimes he's confronted with. He also loves to eat, and he loves Venice. I think Death in a Strange Country is the place to start, but you could start here as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/2/2014

    " Very good as always at summoning the atmosphere of Venice. Brunetti picks his way through the maze of how rich people can avoid normal legal behaviour, this time in the context of acquiring babies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aki | 2/1/2014

    " My favorite way to get to Italy for the afternoon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura Linehan | 2/1/2014

    " I do like donna leon books they are easy interesting stories set is the best city in the world they just keep getting better. More please "

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