By Donna Leon
At a cocktail party given through his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a wealthy Venetian businessman. He's charmed - probably too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - via her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet stunned by means of her visual appeal.
A few days later, Brunetti is visited via Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the within sight urban of Marghera. As a part of a much broader research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the zone, Guarino wishes information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who used to be came upon murdered in his place of work. He believes the man's loss of life is attached to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vans. No stranger to mutual suspicion and pageant among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however questioned via 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 useless. used to be he killed simply because he received too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?
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