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A refiner's fire / Donna Leon.

Leon, Donna, (author.).

Summary:
"Around one a.m. on an early spring morning, two teenage gangs are arrested after clashing violently in one of Venice's squares. Commissario Claudia Griffoni, on duty that night, perhaps ill-advisedly walks the last of the boys home because his father, Dario Monforte, failed to pick him up at the Questura. Coincidentally, Guido Brunetti is asked by a wealthy friend of Vice-Questore Patta to vet Monforte for a job, triggering Brunetti's memory that twenty years earlier Monforte had been publicly celebrated as the hero of a devastating bombing of the Italian military compound in Iraq. Yet Monforte had never been awarded a medal either by the Carabinieri, his service branch, or by the Italian government. That seeming contradiction, and the brutal attack on one of Brunetti's colleagues, Enzo Bocchese, by a possible gang member, concentrate Brunetti's attentions. Surprisingly empowered by Patta, supported by Signorina Elettra's extraordinary research abilities and by his wife, Paola's, empathy, Brunetti, with Griffoni, gradually discovers the sordid hypocrisy surrounding Monforte's past, culminating in a fiery meeting of two gangs and a final opportunity for redemption."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802162540
  • ISBN: 0802162541
  • Physical Description: 274 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2024.
Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character)
Gangs > Fiction.
Police > Italy > Venice > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Venice (Italy) > Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction
Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.

Holds

  • 6 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC LEON, DONNA (Text) 36446002114059 New Adult Checked Out 08/01/2024


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