"A powerful indictment of an Italian society in which 'scandal had the same shelf life as fresh fish: by the third day, both were worthless; one because it had begun to stink, the other because it no longer did.'"
After half a dozen adventures published abroad, Venice's sorely missed Commissario Guido Brunetti (Acqua Alta,
1996, etc.) returns to American bookshops in the case of the hanged cadet.
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