Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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In Death and Judgment, 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 ...
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Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4)

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Overview

In Death and Judgment, 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.

Someone is killing Italy's prominent businessmen, and, at first glance, the murders appear unrelated. However, Venice's most charming and tenacious detective, Vice-Commissario Guido Brunetti, suspects a fatal link. After mounting an unorthodox investigation, Brunetti uncovers a disturbing international web of exploitation run by Venice's most influential citizens.

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Editorial 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)
Emily Melton
eon's Italian cop, Guido Brunetti, is a complex man who loves his family and his work despite his jaded outlook. His multifaceted personality combines a humorously lugubrious melancholy, a rapier-sharp wit, a gentle heart, and a keen mind, which makes him not only a fine detective, but also an engaging hero. In her fourth story in the series, Leon presents Brunetti with his most difficult and politically sensitive case to date. High-powered lawyer Carlo Trevisan is found shot to death on the PaduaVenice train. The police write it off as a robbery gone bad, but Brunetti isn't so sure. When an accountant who worked for Trevisan is found dead a short time later, Brunetti sees a connection, which eventually leads him to an international drug and prostitution ring run by some of Venice's most influential citizens. Leon isn't well known is this country, but she should be. She's a superbly gifted writer whose stories are complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence. Do readers a favor and put her books on the shelf.
From the Publisher
“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555848972
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Only
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 40,716
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Donna Leon

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.

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

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Good read

    I have been reading the Brunetti series in chronologic order. I enjoy them greatly. There are times when the action is slow, but general pace is good. This one left me feeling a bit frustrated at the end, until I realized there will have to be a follow up.

    I have noticed quite a few printing errors in the Nook edition. It is a minor annoyance, but an annoyance none the less.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    I have read the first 9 of this series and am currently reading

    I have read the first 9 of this series and am currently reading the 10th. It is quite obvious that the author is very familiar with Venice. I do enjoy the references to the landmarks and the sense of what it is like to be a resident of a famous and medieval city I have visited. The plots, in comparison to other mystery-crime-suspense books, are not terribly inventive. I can usually figure out the ending before reading it but I am enjoying the characters. These books are an easy, pleasant way to pass time - but are not in the "can't put it down" category.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2011

    The compact disc version of Death and Judgment by BBC Audiobooks America was a waste of my time. I quit part way through 5 of 8 compact discs.

    I have listened to 5 of 8 compact discs of Death and Judgment by Donna Leon and I am giving up. It is unberably slow and says too many words without moving the story along. It is mostly about the detective and what he thinks,what he says,his gestures, the gestures of the people he talks to and so on without getting to the point. I won't be reading any more Donna Leon because I think this book would read just as slowly in print. I have wasted my time on this one. Donna Leon has written a lot of books. Possibly some of them are interesting. This one isn't. It's the first of her books that I have listened to.

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