Uniform Justice (Guido Brunetti Series #12)

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Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paola have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy, Brunetti's emotions are complex: pity and sorrow for the death of a boy, close in age to his own son, and contempt and irritation for the arrogance and high-handedness of the boy's teachers and fellow-students.

The young man is the son of a doctor and former politician, a man of an...

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Overview

Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paola have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy, Brunetti's emotions are complex: pity and sorrow for the death of a boy, close in age to his own son, and contempt and irritation for the arrogance and high-handedness of the boy's teachers and fellow-students.

The young man is the son of a doctor and former politician, a man of an impeccable integrity all too rare in Italian politics. Dr. Moro is clearly and understandably devastated by his son's death; but while both he and his apparently estranged wife seem convinced that the boy's death could not have been suicide, neither appears at all keen to talk to the police nor to involve Brunetti in any investigation of the circumstances in which he died.

As Brunetti - and the indispensable Signorina Elettra - investigates the doctor's political career and the circumstances of his estrangement from his wife, they are faced by a wall of silence, as the military protects its own and civilians are unwilling to talk. Is this the natural reluctance of Italians to involve themselves with the authorities, or is Brunetti facing a conspiracy of silence?

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Despite the serious issues they raise, Leon's books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters. As a thinking man, Brunetti reads Cicero for moral direction, looks to his wife for doses of cynical realism and humbly consults his secretary, the terrifyingly efficient Signorina Elettra, on practical matters. But it is as a man of sensibility that this endearing detective most engages us. On his slow walks through Venice, he will go out of his way to exchange greetings with a myna in a pet shop or admire a woman's legs in a coffee bar-quietly celebrating the way life goes on, even in an unjust world. — Marilyn Stasio
The Washington Post
In all this, Leon's bittersweet novel seems to reflect a love-hate passion for her adopted land. Presumably Leon wouldn't live in Italy unless she loved it. But you can love a country, and not only Italy, without being blind to its failures or embracing the knaves and fools who hold power. Uniform Justice is a neat balancing act. Its silken prose and considerable charm almost conceal its underlying anger; it is an unlovely story set in the loveliest of cities. — Patrick Anderson
Publishers Weekly
In this superb novel, Leon's latest in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series (A Noble Radiance, etc.), the Venetian police detective and family man is summoned to the exclusive San Martino Military Academy, where Cadet Ernesto Moro has been found dead, hanging in the lavatory. The other cadets and the academy brass give a chilly reception to any "civilians" who trespass into their midst, including the Venetian police. Believing Cadet Moro was the victim of homicide rather than suicide, Brunetti traces a sinister trail that leads to the dead boy's father, a doctor-turned-politician who once revealed then ducked the ramifications of a military procurement scandal. This is not the Venice of Thomas Mann or Henry James-the palazzos, gondoliers and Doges' monuments are all but overlooked. Leon's city is winter-cold and gray, with corruption rather than gilt glinting through the fog, and a culture in the grip of a Kafkaesque bureaucracy that runs on secrets and bribes. Humane and intelligent, a good man working in an impossible system, Brunetti displays an acerbic, economical wisdom. The plot flows along like the Adriatic tide through a narrow canal-swift, none-too-clean and inevitable. This is an outstanding book, deserving of the widest audience possible, a chance for American readers to again experience a master practitioner's art. (Sept. 29) Forecast: A 50,000-copy first printing and a $75,000 promotional budget, plus a contest aimed at booksellers and librarians for a free trip for two to Venice, will help raise the profile of an author who hasn't been published in the U.S. since 1996. European reviewers consistently put Leon in the same class as Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith, and American critics should start doing the same. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Mystery fans who have not yet discovered Leon's elegant Venetian puzzles starring the canny but scrupulously honest police commissario Guido Brunetti are in for a special treat. An American who has lived in Venice for more than 20 years, Leon offers intimate, behind-the-scenes portraits of an ancient city that few tourists ever see while presenting intricate, intelligent mysteries that address facets of contemporary Italian life: the opera (Death at La Fenice), the Church (The Death of Faith), and now the military. When Brunetti is called to investigate the hanging death of a young cadet at an exclusive military academy, he meets a wall of silence from the authorities, who just want to see the case closed quickly as a "suicide." Already contemptuous of a corrupt system that he sees as no different from the Mafia except "that some wore easily recognized uniforms while the other leaned toward Armani and Brioni," Brunetti turns to the boy's grieving but uncooperative parents for help. Could the father's resignation as one of the few honest politicians from the Italian parliament have something to do with the boy's death? Brunetti doggedly pursues the case even though he realizes that in the end justice is not always dispensed uniformly. But isn't that like life? Currently, Leon's other marvelous titles are only available in expensive British paperbacks, but one hopes that Atlantic Monthly and Penguin, which is issuing a mass-market edition of A Noble Radiance, will continue to reintroduce this wonderful writer to American readers. Highly recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/03.]-Wilda Williams, "Library Journal" Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
After half a dozen adventures published abroad, Venice's sorely missed Commissario Guido Brunetti (Acqua Alta, 1996, etc.) returns to American bookshops in the case of the hanged cadet. If Ernesto Moro doesn't seem to have been close to either any of his fellow cadets at the San Martino Military Academy or indeed to his own family, that's because neither group is exactly nurturing. San Martino is governed by a code of decorum so strict that when Brunetti engages young Giuliano Ruffo in a conversation about music without his parents' consent, his superiors call him to account. And the Moro family seems equally remote from each other. Dottor Fernando Moro, formerly an incorruptible Member of Parliament, separated from his wife Federica, who was shot and nearly killed in a hunting accident, around the same time he resigned his government post, and neither parent is able to account for their daughter Valentina. As Brunetti, haunted by questions Ernesto's apparent (and eagerly accepted) suicide raises for his own luckier family, proceeds in his leisurely investigations, a pattern of systematic wrongdoing slowly emerges-a pattern more interesting than any of the characters who seem stifled by the miasmal corruption. A powerful indictment of an Italian society in which "scandal had the same shelf life as fresh fish: by the third day, both were worthless; one because it had begun to stink, the other because it no longer did." First printing of 50,000; $75,000 ad/promo. Agent: Susanne Bauknecht/Diogenes Verlag AG, Zurich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802120298
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #12
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 143,729
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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.

Biography

Donna Leon's love affair with Italy began in the mid-1960s when she visited for the first time. She returned frequently over the course of the next decade, while working as a teacher in such far-flung paces as Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, England, Iran, and China. In the 1980s, the New Jersey native made the decision to move to Venice, where she still lives.

Leon's writing career began accidentally. One evening, following a performance at Venice's famous opera house, Teatro La Fenice, Leon and some friends were discussing a certain conductor they all heartily disliked. Someone jokingly suggested killing him off; and when the conversation turned to how, where, and why, suddenly the idea for a dandy murder mystery took shape in Leon's mind. Published in 1992, Death at La Fenice introduced Commissario Guido Brunetti, the melancholy Venetian policeman who would go on to star in a series of witty, intelligently plotted, and critically acclaimed detective novels.

Brunetti is, indeed, one of the most appealing characters in crime fiction, and one of the pleasures of the series is the revelation of new and surprising facets to his personality. Intellectual, introspective, and world weary, he is also happily married, totally committed to his job, and a lover of classical music, good food, and jokes. But, above all, Guido Brunetti is "Venetian to the bone" -- born into and shaped by a society filled with cultural contradictions. Through her detective's eyes, Leon illuminates the central paradox of Venice: Beneath the ravishing beauty and civilized veneer lurks a core of insidious and utterly pervasive corruption. Brunetti's cynicism stems from his inability to stem the tide -- although, bless his heart, he never stops trying.

Elegant writing, deft characterization, and lots of local color elevate the Brunetti novels above run-of-the-mill series, and Leon's reputation has grown with each installment. But although her books are international bestsellers, they have never been translated into Italian. The author explained why in an interview with National Public Radio: " I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person. The tenor of my life would change if these books were translated into Italian, because I'm completely anonymous here." Anonymous in Venice, perhaps. Elsewhere, Donna Leon is a rock star!

Good To Know

An opera buff with a passion for baroque music, Leon has written the libretto for a comic opera entitled Dona Gallina.

For a few years, Leon reviewed crime fiction for the Sunday Times.

In Germany, several of the Commissario Brunetti novels have been adapted into television mini-series.

A woman of strong opinions, Leon reads voraciously for topical issues to use in her novels. Among the serious matters she has written about are industrial pollution, human trafficking, illegal adoption, and corruption in the Catholic Church.

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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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Brunetti arrived before the children did, so he opted to keep Paola company while she finished preparing the meal. As she set the table, he lifted pot lids and opened the oven, comforted to find nothing but familiar dishes: lentil soup, chicken smothered in red cabbage, and what looked like radicchio di Treviso.

"Are you bringing all of your detective skills to bear in examining that chicken?" Paola asked as she set glasses on the table.

"No, not really," he said, closing the oven and standing upright. "My investigation has to do with the radicchio, Signora, and whether there are perhaps traces in it of the same pancetta I detected in the lentil soup."

"A nose as good as that," she said, coming over and placing the tip of her finger on it, "could effectively put an end to crime in this city." "I went to see Signora Moro," he began, pausing to see if Paola would react. She did not, so he went on, "I wanted to talk to her about the hunting accident."

"And?" Paola prodded.

"Someone shot at her from the woods near her friends' house, but then some other hunters came along and took her to the hospital."

"Are you sure they were other hunters?" Paola asked, giving evidence that her native skepticism had been enhanced by more than two decades of marriage to a policeman.

"It would seem so," he said, leaving it at that.

Knowing how reluctant he would be to mention him, Paola asked, "And the boy?"

"She said that he didn't kill himself, and that's all she said."

"She's his mother," Paola said. "Believe her."

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Table of Contents

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Interviews & Essays

An Interview with Donna Leon
Internationally bestselling author Donna Leon combines the allure of the ancient city of Venice with compelling, modern police work in her series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. If you like your criminal investigation with European flair, check out Uniform Justice. As Brunetti investigates the death of a cadet at a local military academy, this discerning cop and passionate family man uncovers a plot as complex as the twists and turns of the Venetian canals. And, amid the closed society of the elite school, he begins to fear that political necessity, military justice, and his own search for the truth will not go hand in hand. Here's what Donna Leon had to say when Ransom Notes asked her to talk about combining contemporary politics with crime in this distinctive blend of thriller and mystery:

Donna Leon: Writing is enormous fun. It is appealing to be in a situation which permits me to make comments upon society and questions of right and wrong -- especially since those comments need not necessarily reflect my own opinions.

I've never thought much about the difference between a mystery and a thriller, save that the thriller seems to concern itself with issues of greater scope, such as politics and international entanglements. I find a combination of the two more to my taste.

Ransom Notes: How would you say the fact that Commissario Brunetti is a parent most influences his investigation in Uniform Justice?

DL: In Uniform Justice, Brunetti sees a boy of his own son's age dead and begins to suspect that he has been murdered. That similarity, between victim and son, comes back to trouble him frequently. In general, I think Brunetti is animated by the desire to see a society in which his own children can live peacefully and safely.

RN: Why did you choose Venice as the backdrop of this series?

DL: In 1981, after an academic year in Saudi Arabia, I decided to go and live in the place where I'd always been happy and where most of the people I loved already lived: Venice. I'd been going there since 1967, at least twice a year, often for long periods of time, and loved it for its peace and beauty.

Also, historically, Italy is a relatively new nation: Previously, people were loyal to their city or their region, not to some invented larger unit. Thus the idea of the common good of all citizens of a given geographic area is still difficult for many there to accept, and it creates a fascinating backdrop of conflicting loyalties for my stories.

RN: Justice is a complex concept. How would you describe the differences between military, political, and criminal justice, especially in terms of Uniform Justice?

DL: In Uniform Justice, the rules and habits of the military system at the academy do not agree with those of the system of criminal justice. In the military, loyalty is felt to the organization, to the exclusion of civil justice or law.

Military justice contains crimes unknown in the other systems of justice. For example, in the civilian world, it is not a crime to talk back to your superior or refuse to do what you are told to do. You might lose your job, but not your freedom. Political justice is possible only when all nations agree to the same rules: Otherwise, the person with the biggest stick decides what is legal. In contrast, most people seem willing to agree that criminal justice is necessary because it keeps them safe.

RN: Can you tell us anything about your next book?

DL: Doctored Evidence, due out in April 2004, deals with Brunetti's investigation into the murder of an old widow.

It always interests me to learn what people think of my books. The best way to get in touch with me is c/o my U.S. publisher, or through my general agent, Diogenes Verlag, Sprecherstrasse 8, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.

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Reading Group Guide

Our Book Club Recommendation
The Venice of Donna Leon's Uniform Justice presents some immediate differences from the postcard-perfect Italian city that most of us see in films or read about in travel books. The city of canals and gondolas is, for Commissario Guido Brunetti, a place where the scenery is shadowed by the countless unsolved problems of modern Italian life -- most notably the political corruption that creates a continuing gap between Brunetti's job as a detective and his knowledge of what his superiors will truly allow him to accomplish. In this novel, the commissario finds that a military cadet's "suicide" looks like something else indeed. But the focus is as much on Brunetti's feelings -- about himself, his city, his family, and his job -- as it is on Cadet Moro's suspicious death.

Reading groups will find the atmosphere of Brunetti's Venice to be a fascinating one, as Leon invites readers to see the side of the Italian city where tourists and travelers rarely go. The detective takes particularly great pleasure in the retreat provided by family life, and indeed Uniform Justice treats Brunetti's home with as great a level of detail as it does his work. When the commissario sits down to an aromatic dinner of ravioli di zucca and veal, one can almost smell the aromas.

Brunetti's wife, Paola, is no less carefully rendered. More than once, it is her intuition and good sense that the detective calls upon to gain insight into the case, which involves a military academy with something to hide, a prominent father who won't take the police into his confidence, and a mother whose response to the tragedy becomes more mysterious with each turn of the page. As Brunetti investigates, he returns home each night to talk over the day's discoveries with his wife, and the portrait of their marriage that evolves -- a careful and loving dance carried out between two proud and intelligent people -- is almost as riveting as the mystery itself.

At another level, Uniform Justice raises themes about the uneasy condition of modern Italian society. Brunetti and his colleagues find themselves discussing thorny issues like immigration, or debating the use of military training for youth in the modern world. This novel will introduce reading groups not just to a compelling mystery in an exotic setting but also to a thoughtful character with a unique perspective on the life that floats by him daily. Book clubs may find themselves -- like readers all over the world -- eager to lay their hands on more Brunetti mysteries. Bill Tipper

An Introduction and Discussion Questions from the Publisher
The snaking, unmarked streets of canal-crossed Venice provide the perfect backdrop for intrigue and mystery in Donna Leon's Uniform Justice, a novel in this elegant mystery series featuring the affable Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Guido Brunetti is a born-and-bred middle-class Venetian who investigates murder and high crime among the patrician families of old Venice. From his headquarters at the Questura, Brunetti pieces together his cases with the help of a few clever colleagues: the beautiful secretary and researcher Signorina Elettra, the loyal Vianello, the persistent Pucetti, and the often duplicitous and self-aggrandizing Vice-Questore Patta. But the Commissario is not just another heartless, hard-nosed sleuth whose sole life goal is the pursuit of the criminal. Every night he comes home to his wife and children and must bear the burden of being witness to terrible crimes without allowing his work to affect his family life. This humanity tempers his sleuthing with humility and empathy, allowing him to delve more deeply into the minds of his adversaries and uncover clues he might not otherwise be privy to.

In Uniform Justice, Commissario Brunetti arrives at the elite San Martino Military Academy to investigate the suicide of Ernesto Moro, a young, promising cadet who turns out to be the son of a prominent government official. The student's family denies that Ernesto was the kind of boy who could kill himself. The Commissario casts a skeptical eye on the original pronouncement of suicide, but the further he tries to delve into the events that led up to the young man's death, the more vague and openly hostile the military students become. Brunetti uncovers what may be a conspiracy to silence a report by Fernando Moro that would have blown the whistle on payola corruption in government spending. He sets out to accomplish the difficult task of proving that Ernesto Moro's death was not suicide, but murder.

A longtime resident of Venice, Leon paints a perfectly rendered portrait of the city's clash of Old World charms and New World treachery with vibrant depictions so convincing that you can practically taste the spaghetti alla vongole and hear the din of the vaporettos in the canals. Every scene bursts forth with the minute detail and stylish prose of a master of the genre. Lovers of crime fiction will embrace Commissario Brunetti and his cohorts in this exhilarating new addition to the annals of mystery.

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

About Donna Leone's mysteries
1. Donna Leon's stories paint a vivid picture of a Venice full of intrigue, with beauty and corruption in almost equal measures. How does the Venice of her books compare to the Venice of popular imagination-or to the real Venice?

2. Commissario Brunetti often uses his own experience (for example, as a loving father and husband) to understand the perpetrators' motives. Do you think the antagonists are at all sympathetic characters? Why or why not?

3. A unique feature of Commissario Brunetti is that he comes home to a family he values above all else. In what ways does his being a family man make him a better detective? How does this compare to the typical characteristics of a great hero in mystery novels?

About Uniform Justice
4. In your opinion, was Commissario Brunetti right to let Signor Moro make the decision about whether or not to pursue justice in his son's death? What might you have done in Signor Moro's situation?

5. If, like Signor Moro, you knew that a report you were compiling about government corruption was endangering your family's lives, would you drop everything to save your family or pursue the truth in spite of threats? Would you be able to separate yourself from your family and live without them, as Signor Moro did, in order to save them?

6. Brunetti manages to conduct a casual conversation with Giuliano Ruffo, one of the students at the academy, before being pushed out the door by the barking Comandante. Why do you think Ruffo felt comfortable talking to Brunetti?

7. When Brunetti reaches for the phone to call Signora Moro, he says, "Who was it whose gaze could turn people to stone? The Basilisk? Medusa? With serpents for hair and an open glaring mouth." What is the significance of these images?

8. Dottor Moro asks Brunetti whether or not he has read the short story "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." How does this relate to Moro's dilemma? What are the parallels between Moro's life and Ivan Ilyich's?

9. When Signorina Elettra tells Brunetti the story of the girl who cried rape at the academy but never pressed charges, he replies, "Tanto fumo, poco arrosto." Why does Brunetti add quickly, "But thank God for the girl"? Why does Signorina Elettra go cold upon hearing his response to the story? How did you react to Brunetti's nonchalance? Was your first impulse to believe that the girl in the story was raped or not?

10. Brunetti uses scare tactics to force a confession from Filippi's roommate, Cappellini. The testimony would not be permissible in any court of law, but his words sound more truthful than almost anything anyone else has been able to tell Brunetti. What purpose does this truth-serum affirmation serve to the rest of the story? Without it, could you have believed Filippi's dramatic tale of suicide as an autoerotic accident?

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Engaging characters and interesting setting

    Although this is the 12th book in the series, it is the first Guido Brunetti book I have read. I found the setting in Venice to be very interesting and the characters believable; I plan to read other books in the series because I want to know more about Brunetti and his family and co-workers. The plot held my interest, but I was somewhat disappointed in the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2005

    First rate!

    Anything this woman writes is first rate. Read them all. Some can only be found at BN UK. Her characters come alive on the page, and she is a master of developing atmosphere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2003

    OUTSTANDING

    As always Donna Loan delivers. The plot and setting of this book are excellent.Brunetti is a very colorful character. His methods of investigation are very clear and concise. He struggles in a corrupt system, but never becomes a part of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Ok book

    Interesting easy read for a mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Good Mystery

    If you have ever been to Venice, you will fall in love with the Detective Brunetti series. Very Italian, good mystery, love that Donna Leon brings in literature, good food and the sights of the city of Venice.

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