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 group of the island, certain jointly by way of a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders necessary of the Mafia. whilst the boss's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to go to the island, the place she has kinfolk, Brunetti unearths himself torn among his accountability to resolve the murders, issues for Elettra's security, and his now not fullyyt trouble-free emotions for her ...
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The lab, sure,” she agreed, “but not the media. ” Someone must have ﬁnally been moving the SID van, for headlights spread across the wet backyard. Boldt didn’t like what he saw there. “I’m going outside to look around,” Boldt said. “It’s nasty out there,” the SID tech cautioned from the bathroom. “Check her boots and meet me outside,” he told Gaynes. She cupped her hands to the window, peering into the backyard. She knew Boldt well. “Now,” he reminded, his voice urgent. “Got it,” she said. ” Gaynes tugged the GORE-TEX hood over her head.
A serial rapist was the last thing anyone needed—and most likely the ﬁrst thing the press would suspect. “Done,” the tech answered from the bathroom. Boldt glanced around. ” His earlier rape had been tied by all limbs. The similarities suddenly lessened. A copy cat? Boldt wondered. The Leanne Carmichael rape had made the news. Gaynes replied as if it were a test. They worked this way together—pupil and student. “I caught that too, and I could almost buy it if the bed were more of a mess. But a woman left with her legs untied?
You brought my family into this. ” “You know what I think, Krishevski? I think you enjoy all the attention, the cameras, the headlines. Seeing your name in print. ” Boldt picked up the brick off the carpet and placed it on a small end table. He retrieved his gun and returned it to its holster. “Sticks and stones, Mr. ” He intentionally left out the man’s rank. ” Krishevski’s tension and anger surfaced in his now menacing voice. ” Boldt ﬁred back, mimicking the man. “Control the troops, Krishevski.