By Donna Leon
At a cocktail party given via his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a filthy rich Venetian businessman. He's charmed - maybe too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - via her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet surprised via her visual appeal.
A few days later, Brunetti is visited by means of Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the within reach urban of Marghera. As a part of a much wider research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the area, Guarino desires information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who was once chanced on murdered in his place of work. He believes the man's dying is attached to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vehicles. No stranger to mutual suspicion and pageant among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however questioned by means of the more youthful man's behaviour.
Eventually Guarino is of the same opinion to electronic mail a photograph of his suspect, yet by the point the picture arrives, he himself is lifeless. used to be he killed simply because he acquired too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?
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A kind of van, she thought. And inside the van she saw a girl with a green jacket and white hair pulled into a topknot on her head. " "It turned halfway up the hill and drove back down. " He hung up. Irene Album was still standing. " she whispered. " "Someone saw her," he said slowly. " Irene Album's scream finally came. It was as if the sound penetrated through the tight forest and created a faint movement in Ragnhild's mind. "I'm hungry," she said suddenly. " Raymond looked up. Pasan was shuffling about on the kitchen table and licking up the seeds they had scattered over it.
A happy half hour later, as their car sped down Skiferbakken, Sejer ran his fingers through his hair with satisfaction. Karlsen thought his hair looked like a steel brush now that it was cut shorter than ever. The kind of brush used to clean off old paint. Sejer's lined face looked peaceful, not closed and serious as it usually did. Halfway down the hill they passed the gray house. They saw the kennel and a face at the window. If Helga Moen was hoping for a visit from the police, she would be disappointed.
Her mouth looked stiff and frozen. " "There aren't many," she murmured. " "No, none. " He tried to breathe without making a sound. "First of all," he said, "what was she wearing? " "A red sweat suit," she stammered, "with a lion on the front. Green anorak with a hood. " She spoke in fits and starts, her voice threatening to break. "And Ragnhild herself? " "About four feet tall. Thirty-five pounds. Very fair hair. " She went to the wall by the TV, where a number of photos were hanging. Most of them were of Ragnhild, one was of Mrs.
About Face (Commissario Brunetti, Book 18) by Donna Leon