By Donna Leon
At a cocktail party given through his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a filthy rich Venetian businessman. He's charmed - probably too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - by way of her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet surprised by way of her visual appeal.
A few days later, Brunetti is visited by means of Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the close by urban of Marghera. As a part of a much broader research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the zone, Guarino wishes information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who used to be stumbled on murdered in his place of work. He believes the man's dying is hooked up to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vans. No stranger to mutual suspicion and pageant among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however questioned by means of the more youthful man's behaviour.
Eventually Guarino has the same opinion to e mail a photograph of his suspect, yet by the point the photo arrives, he himself is lifeless. was once he killed simply because he obtained too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?
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Was there something in her posture that made the girls at the ICA supermarket only a little older than Patrik, or the bus driver when she climbed onto the bus in the middle of the day, regard her as a second-class citizen? She did not want to believe this, but the feeling of being worthless had eaten into her. And now Helen, who appeared to be growing at Eva’s expense. It was as if she unconsciously saw the possibility of diminishing Eva as a way to take revenge for her own shortcomings and her submission to a man she should have left many years ago.
She was thirty-four years old and far from washed up. “I’m going to get myself a new job,” she said. “Good luck,” Helen said, and resumed her filing. Eva left the living room and walked out into the kitchen, hastily shuffling together the papers from the unemployment agency and pushing them in among the cookbooks in the kitchen. Patrik would be home soon. The rhythmic filing could be heard all the way out in the kitchen. Eva ended up standing in front of the cabinet where the box of O’boy was. The most routine duties became important, every movement, such as taking out milk and chocolate powder, became significant.
He could not see a microphone so he spoke straight out into the air, explained the reason for his visit in English, and the door unlocked with a click. He was in. ” Manuel stared back without comprehension at the young man behind the counter. He resembled Xavier back in the village, dark hair in a ponytail and kind eyes. ” Manuel nodded and a shiver ran down his back. The man looked more closely at him and explained that in order to be cleared to visit anyone, Manuel would have to produce a certificate from his homeland declaring that he was not a felon.
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