Uniform Justice: A Commissario Brunetti Novel

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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As Uniform Justice opens, Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate a parent's worst nightmare. A young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy. Brunetti's sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his own son, is rivaled only by his contempt for a community that is more concerned with protecting the reputation of the school, and its privileged students, than understanding this tragedy. The young man is the son of a doctor and former politician, a man of an impeccable integrity all too rare in Italian politics. Dr. Moro is clearly and understandably devastated by his son's death; but while both he and his apparently estranged wife seem convinced that the boy's death could not have been suicide, neither appears eager to talk to the police or involve Brunetti in any investigation of the circumstances in which he died. As Brunetti pursues his inquiry, he is faced with a wall of silence. Is the military protecting its own? And what of the other witnesses? Is this the natural reluctance of Italians to involve themselves with the authorities, or is Brunetti facing a conspiracy far greater than this one death?
 

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User Review  - crazeedi73 - LibraryThing

What I like best about Leon's books are that there isn't necessarily a neat, complete wrapped up ending to the crime, that sometimes the good guys don't win. Fascinating look at the pursuit of justice Read full review

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User Review  - carolvanbrocklin - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable until the last few pages where it just got to graphic and gross. Still a good read and the ending was unexpected in a way but very realistic. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
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Section 15
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Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
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Section 21
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Section 27
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Donna Leon has lived and taught in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia.

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