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US/CA by Atlantic Monthly Press, 20 March 2018. ISBN: 978-0-8021-2775-4 (HB)
Where there are government
programs, there is always room for fraud. And Italy is no
exception. Commissario Guido Brunetti discovers a clever scheme while
investigating an apparent assault case involving the husband of a colleague of
his wife, who had previously visited him because she suspected drugs were being
sold in her son’s school.
led to another. Brunetti found the drug dealer, who also was operating a
clever scheme to distribute drugs to the kids. And when the
aforementioned husband was found comatose at the foot of a bridge and taken to
the hospital, Brunetti at first suspected the assault was the result of a
confrontation with the drug dealer.
has written almost three dozen novels in this series, combining vivid
descriptions of Venice, Brunetti’s appetite, and a wide variety of social
ills. In this installment, she combines the taking advantage of elderly
people and of government programs such as medicine and drug insurance, exposing
both while Brunetti goes about in his calm manner conducting his investigation.
Reviewer: Theodore Feit
Leon was born in Montclair, New
Jersey of Irish/Spanish descent. She first went to
Italy as a student in 1965 returning regularly over the next decade while
pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, (where
she taught English to helicopter pilots for three years), China (teaching
literature at a university near Shanghai) and finally Saudi Arabia. Donna
then decided to move to Venice
permanently, where she has now lived for more than twenty five years.Her novels are all set in Venice,
featuring police Commissario Guido Brunette and are widely praised, amongst
other things, for her ability to create a remarkable sense of place, and to
conjure up the sights and smells of Venice.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications.
Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're now retired,
they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear online as well
as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.