"Brunetti, who airily tells his wife Paola, 'I don't do ethical,' spends less time than usual (Drawing Conclusions, 2011, etc.) butting heads with his nemesis, Vice-Questore Giuseppe Patta. But his conspiratorial dealings with his omni-competent assistant Signora Elettra and his suave attempts at acting dumb while he's questioning his few suspects are equally rewarding."
The death of an inoffensive veterinarian takes Commissario Guido Brunetti once more into the heart of the human beast.
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