Through a Glass, Darkly
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2007
Duration: 8 hours 0 minutes
On a spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant Vianello play hooky to help Vianello’s friend Marco Ribetti, arrested during an environmental protest. They secure his release, only to be faced with the fury of the man’s father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, who has made violent threats against Ribetti. Brunetti’s curiousity is piqued, and he finds himself drawn to investigate. Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats? When the body of De Cal’s bookish night watchman is found in front of the blazing furnace, he wonders: Could the old man have killed him?
“No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice or the way favoritism and corruption shape Italian life like Leon’s Brunetti…the thoughtful Venetian cop with a love of food, an outspoken wife, and a computer-hacker secretary who plays man Friday to his detective.”--Time