0 Items $0.00

The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries) (Hardcover)

The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries) Cover Image
$26.00
On Our Shelves Now
Sebastopol
2 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
Calistoga
2 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
Montgomery Village
2 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
Petaluma
4 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
Napa
2 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
Healdsburg
3 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)
San Rafael
5 on hand, as of Jul 17 2:01am
(NEW HARDCOVER FICTION)

Description


In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences

The memorable characters and Venetian drama that have long captivated Donna Leon's many readers are on full display in The Temptation of Forgiveness. Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife's, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a bridge in Venice after midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is not straightforward.

As the twenty-seventh novel unfolds in Donna Leon's exquisite chronicle of Venetian life in all its blissful and sordid aspects, Brunetti pursues several false and contradictory leads while growing ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario, Claudia Griffoni, and by the endless resourcefulness and craftiness of Signorina Elettra, Patta's secretary and gate-keeper. Exasperated by the petty bureaucracy that constantly bedevils him and threatens to expose Signorina Elettra, Brunetti is steadied by the embrace of his own family and by his passion for the classics. This predilection leads him to read Sophocles' Antigone, and, in its light, consider the terrible consequences to which the actions of a tender heart can lead.

About the Author


Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Donna Leon lived in Venice for many years and now divides her time between Venice and Switzerland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802127754
ISBN-10: 0802127754
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Hardcover)

Eight Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
707-762-0563
click for hours & info


Petaluma Used & Rare

707-782-0228
click for hours & info


Santa Rosa Store

775 Village Court | 707-578-8938
click for hours & info


Sebastopol Store

138 N. Main Street
707-823-2618
click for hours & info


Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
415-763-3052
click for hours & info


Healdsburg Store

106 Matheson Street
707-433-9270
click for hours & info



Napa Store

3740 Bel Aire Plaza
707-252-8002
click for hours & info



Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Street
707-942-1616
click for hours & info


San Rafael Store

850 4th Street
415-524-2800
click for hours & info