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Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4)
     

Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4)

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by Donna Leon
 

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In Death and Judgment, the fourth novel in Donna Leon's best selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite Mountains. Meanwhile, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train bound for Venice. Brunetti suspects a connection between the two

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In Death and Judgment, the fourth novel in Donna Leon's best selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite Mountains. Meanwhile, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train bound for Venice. Brunetti suspects a connection between the two tragedies. Digging deep for an answer, he stumbles 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 can get to the bottom of what is behind the horrific events.

Editorial Reviews

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“Leon moves with ease through this serene and secretive city, penetrating every level of its complicated social strata. And when she gets to the corrupt core of her story, this elegant stylist shows she can also write in a fine, cold fury.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Another captivating mystery featuring the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Brunetti’s] most difficult and politically sensitive case to date . . . complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence.”—Booklist

“Knit[s] together her strengths: endearing detective, jaundiced social pathology, and a paranoid eye for plotting on a grand scale.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The heady atmosphere of Venice and a galaxy of fully realized characters enrich this intriguing and finally horrifying tale, the fourth featuring Guido Brunetti, the stalwart and worldly Commissioner of Police in Venice. Shortly after the bodies of eight women are found near a truck that has been in a mountainside accident, Brunetti begins to investigate the shooting death of attorney Carlo Trevisan, counselor to influential industrialists and bankers. Two days later an accountant for politically active manufacturers is found murdered in his car. Both men, Brunetti discovers, had been placing calls to Eastern Europe, Ecuador and Thailand from a pay phone in a disreputable bar in Padua. Probing for more information, Brunetti relies on unique sources: his boss's secretary, who is particularly adept at using computers; a judge who owes him a favor; even his sergeant's wife, who raises gossip to an art form. Brunetti's wife, a professor of English, and his teenaged daughter offer invaluable aid. With consummate skill, Leon (Dressed for Death) gradually reveals the broad reaches of a corrupt network linking the privileged and powerful. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802122186
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Series:
Guido Brunetti Series , #4
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
182,264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Another captivating mystery featuring "the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti ... proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities. (The Wall Street Journal)

No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon. (The Washington Post)

Meet the Author


Donna Leon is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Venice, Italy
Date of Birth:
February 28, 1942
Place of Birth:
Montclair, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., 1964; M.A. 1969; postgraduate work in English literature

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Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
darwindog96 More than 1 year ago
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jackiepenny More than 1 year ago
I've been trying to read Donna Leon's Brunetti novels in chronilogical order. With each novel the plots get better, the characterizations get deeper and richer, and it's set in a Venice trying to preserve its past. Yet the novels are so politically current with its main characters concerns with such issues as water and air pollution, white slavery and the people from the south.
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