By Donna Leon

ISBN-10: 0330344161

ISBN-13: 9780330344166

While a lorry crashes on one of many treacherous hair-pin bends within the Italian Dolomites even Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is appalled while he learns of its negative shipment. this is often Donna Leon's fourth novel to add Guido Brunetti.

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Buon giorno, commissario,' the doctor's husky voice broke in. ' Though it had been more than a year since they last met, she used the 'tu' form of address with him, making it clear to both of them by its use that the familiarity established then would be continued. 'Good morning, dottoressa,' he said. ' 'Commissario, I have a woman who has called me every morning for the last three years, telling me I must make a house call. Each morning, she has different symptoms. ' Her voice was firm; but there was an undertone of humour.

Who had been on duty last night? Why hadn't he been called? And if he hadn't been called, which one of his colleagues had been? He turned away from the news-stand and continued walking toward the Questura, calling to mind the various cases on which they were working at the moment, trying to calculate who would be given this one. Brunetti was himself almost at the end of an investigation that had to do, in Venice's minor way; with the enormous spider web of bribery and corruption that had been radiating out from Milan for the last few years.

Within a half-hour the roads of the pass above Tarvisio were slick and deadly. No rain had fallen for a month, and so the first snow lay upon roads already covered with a glistening layer of oil and grease. The combination proved deadly to a sixteen-wheeled truck bearing Romanian licence plates and carrying a cargo manifest for 90 cubic metres of pine boards. Just north of Tarvisio, on a curve that led down to the entrance to the autostrada and thus into the warmer, safer roads of Italy, the driver braked too hard on a curve and lost control of the immense vehicle, which plunged off the road moving at 50 kilometres an hour.

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