By Donna Leon
The homicide of 2 clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido at the Venetian lagoon, attracts Commissario Brunetti into the close-knit neighborhood of the island, sure jointly by means of a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders priceless of the Mafia. while the boss's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to go to the island, the place she has relations, Brunetti unearths himself torn among his responsibility to resolve the murders, issues for Elettra's protection, and his now not fullyyt undemanding emotions for her ...
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It’s a bit odd, isn’t it? ” “Only half odd to me, Billy. But yes, I know what you mean. ” “I know,” I said. ” I could recall the stories Uncle Dan had told of the Irish Civil War, when the British recruited veterans of the World War to bolster the ranks of the Royal Irish Constabulary. They were issued a mixture of surplus military uniforms and police uniforms. The army uniforms were khaki, the police uniforms darker. The colors gave them their name, a name that in my family stood for brutal repression and arbitrary killings.
I’m so glad General Marshall ordered him to take one. He hasn’t had a day off for months. ” “It was so very sad,” Kay said, her eyelids flickering as she looked away from me, her hand playing around her mouth. I thought she might cry. Uncle Ike had taken us to the Mount of Olives, where the thick, gnarled olive trees reminded me of Sicily. The Garden of Gethsemane is on the western slope, next to a church built over a rock where the Franciscan monks told us Jesus prayed the night before his arrest, while his disciples drifted off to sleep.
He proposed an invasion of Northern Ireland by the IRA about ten years ago. He was overruled by IRA general staff then but he could be trying again. S. Army, and perhaps involvement by the Abwehr. ” “Of course. ” I had always wondered if I’d make it to the old sod someday. Now I would but it wasn’t County Roscommon I’d be seeing. It was the northern counties, home of the Orangemen and the Red Hand of Ulster, where the Protestants still celebrated their victory over the Catholics at the Battle of the Boyne more than two hundred and fifty years ago.