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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Review: Uniform Justice (Commissario Brunetti #12)

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This was my first Commissario Brunetti novel … probably my last, as well. Perhaps I shouldn't have started the series here, but I struggled to read all of the way to the purposely unsatisfactory ... Read full review

Review: Uniform Justice (Commissario Brunetti #12)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Listened to this book, read by David Colacci. It has been awhile since I last read a book by Donna Leon. I enjoyed this delightful read and already have a second mystery to begin today. This story is ... Read full review

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Donna Leon has lived and taught in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia.

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