By Donna Leon
At a cocktail party given by way of his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a filthy rich Venetian businessman. He's charmed - possibly too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - by way of her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet stunned through her visual appeal.
A few days later, Brunetti is visited by means of Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the within reach urban of Marghera. As a part of a much wider research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the area, Guarino desires information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who was once stumbled on murdered in his workplace. He believes the man's demise is attached to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vans. No stranger to mutual suspicion and festival among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however wondered by means of the more youthful man's behaviour.
Eventually Guarino is of 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 received too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?
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She didn't know what to do. How do you greet an angel in the ordinary world? The light continued to get brighter, just as it had in the meadow. And now she could see the shape in it, walking toward her and rushing at the same time. Still brighter-dazzling and pulsating-until she had to shut her eyes and saw red and gold after images like shooting stars. When she squinted her eyes back open, he was there. Awe caught at Gillian's throat again. He was so beautiful that it was frightening. Face pale, with traces of the light still lingering in his features.
It was only when she tried to get up that she realized how wrong she was. When she tried to stand, her legs almost folded under her. Her muscles felt like jelly. And ... it was cold. She was already exhausted and nearly frozen, and her soaking clothes felt as heavy as medieval armor. Her gloves were gone, lost in the creek. Her cap was gone. With every breath, she seemed to get colder, and suddenly she was racked with waves of violent shivers. Find the road ... I have to get to the road. But which way is it?
That's the cliché", Gillian thought. But she thought it weakly. Looking at that door, she didn't have room left inside for cute remarks. She swallowed, blinking to clear her eyes. "But here you are. A mistake, but one we have to deal with. " He tilted his head slightly. " Gillian blinked. Then she took a few steps away from him and stared across the supernaturally green grass. She tried to think about her life. If you'd asked me this morning if I wanted to stay alive, there would have been no question.
About Face (Commissario Brunetti, Book 18) by Donna Leon