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Reviewed in Australia on 17 March 2020
I believe I have read all of Donna Leon's Brunetti books over d years ( 24 of them?), n thoroughly loved them all. Her main characters r constant n so real we immerse ourselves for a day or two living our lives in a Venice seen tro d eyes of a Venetian, an idealistic policeman who loves d classics n his family. However, in tis book, Brunetti has aged -physically,emotionally n it's not just d summer heat n humidity. The pace is very slow, the passion for justice n righting wrong is missing. It is as if Brunetti has finally understood n accepted that the political, bureaucratic n justice machines r all stacked against what one can do. I still enjoyed it tho, n hope Donna Leon does not tire of giving us more Brunettis in years to come. Tq.