A Question of Belief (2010)

#19 in Guido Brunetti,
 3.67 (9 RATINGS)
ISBN: 0802119425
ISBN-13: 9780802119421
Published: May 5, 2010
Pages: 288
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Description

Donna Leon?s best-selling series featuring the principled, warmhearted Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti has won her countless fans, critical acclaim, and international renown as one of the world?s best crime writers. In A Question of Belief, Brunetti must contend with ingenious corruption, bureaucratic intransigence, and the stifling heat of a Venetian summer. With his hometown beset by hordes of tourists and baking under a glaring sun, Brunetti?s greatest wish is to go to the mountains with his family, where he can sleep under a down comforter and catch up on his reading. But before he can go on vacation, a folder with court records has landed on his desk, brought by an old friend. It appears that cases at the local court—hardly known as a model of efficiency—are being delayed to the benefit of one of the parties. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it? And just when it looks like Brunetti will be able to get away, a shocking, violent crime forces him to stay in Venice. This is a stellar addition to Leon?s celebrated series: atmospheric, packed with excellent characters, and building to an explosive, indelible ending. -- From Amazon.com Product Description

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