This is book number 2 in the Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Paperback) series.
A measured, thoughtful conspiracy investigation that goes a long way toward extending Leon's range. This is definitely an author to watch.” Kirkus Reviews
Intriguing plot Venice looms large as a well-painted backdrop. Its damp, crumbling beauty and tourist-mobbed sites are as vivid in Leon’s depiction as the rich tang of espresso boiling over.” Publishers Weekly
What makes Leon’s work especially unnerving is the sense that corruption is a continuing process. . . . The characters of Brunetti and his family continue to deepen throughout this series.” The Times (UK)
This series has become one of the adornments of current crime fiction. A gem.”
The Scotsman (UK)