By Donna Leon
Commissario Guido Brunetti’s hopes for a fresh kinfolk vacation within the mountains are once more dashed whilst a grotesque discovery is made in Marghera—a physique so badly overwhelmed the face is totally unrecognizable. Brunetti searches Venice for somebody who can establish the corpse yet is met with a wall of silence. He then gets a phone name from a touch who offers a few tantalizing details. And prior to the evening is out, Brunetti is confronting yet one more appalling, and it sounds as if mindless, demise.
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With a histrionic gesture he opened up one of the side doors and said, “This is Fru Eva Karlsson. ” He turned to the little old woman in the light-gray trench coat, who nodded mutely in greeting. On her knees sat a brown dachshund. It clearly did not suffer from muteness. Over the dog’s frantic yapping Irene could hear Lund saying, “This is the closest witness we have. ” Irene turned to the woman. A trembling, thin white hand was held out toward her. Cautiously, she took the fragile, ice-cold hand in hers.
She went over to her car and drove through the hospital grounds. PSYCH EMER GENCY was locked, of course. Irene had to ring the doorbell. A tall, muscular nurse in a white uniform came and opened the door. He towered in the doorway, his shoulders almost filling it. He had sharply defined, powerful features and very dark skin. Could he be from India? He was certainly ten years younger than Irene. But he was one of the most beautiful men she had ever seen. ” He had a deep, pleasant voice with no accent.
I’ll make a list of all the men in the group. ” She hurried off toward the white Ford Escort. ” Andersson snorted. “Human, her? ” Inspector Huss smiled, concluding once again that the superintendent didn’t forgive or forget easily. “How are we going to get into the building then? This is a real Fort Knox if you don’t have the code or the keys,” she noted. Superintendent Andersson didn’t seem to be listening; for a long while he stood, lost in thought. Finally he took a deep breath and said, “It’s going to take some time before the superintendent at headquarters gets hold of the prosecutor and gets his permission for a search warrant.