Friends in High Places

Friends in High Places

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
The winner of the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger?available for the first time in the United States

Donna Leon?s sophisticated Commissario Brunetti series has won her legions of fans over the years. In Friends in High Places, Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the building of Brunetti?s apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into unfamiliar and dangerous areas of Venetian life, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes to have friends in high places.

Baker & Taylor
Visited by a young bureaucrat concerned about the lack of official approval to build his appartment block years before, Venetian cop Commissario Brunetti launches an investigation when the man is found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold, drawing the detective into a dangerous underworld of drug abuse and loan-sharking. Original.

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2008
ISBN: 9780143114147
Characteristics: 326 p., 9 p. ; 18 cm


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Oct 19, 2018

Another Brunetti mystery in which our hero knows what happened but, in this case, is legally forbidden from acting on it. But having seen murder, drug addiction, and the devastating, trickled-down consequences of Venice's pathological greed, Brunetti must question his own complicity in a system that damns him for his presence in it. An honest man may have one recourse left, but to what extent will it compromise his decency?


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