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La otra cara de la verdad by Donna leon

La otra cara de la verdad (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Donna leon

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Title:La otra cara de la verdad
Authors:Donna leon
Info:Seix Barral (2009), Edición: 1ª ed., Perfect Paperback
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Just another Donna Leon. Like the rest, but with more deliberate, personal, killing than usual. The ravaged face is probably a metaphor for the ravaged earth. ( )
  themulhern | Mar 20, 2017 |
One of the better Brunettis. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
I've been reading through this series. I think I will give it a rest after this one. ( )
  tangledthread | Jan 15, 2016 |
I love the atmosphere of Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti books. The characters are wonderful. Brunetti has a wonderful family in the background of the mystery. David Colacci is a fabulous reader. Good pacing, engaging story. A real page turner though I'm sorry when it ends. ( )
  njcur | Apr 1, 2015 |
Commissario Brunetti is caught in two mysteries - one at the office when another officer is found dead (supposedly suicide) and a woman who fascinates Guido because she is not only beautiful with a unique aspect to her face due to plastic surgery but she reads the classics - Cicero and Ovid.

The interwoven story is a page-turner moving along to a satisfactory conclusion for all. ( )
  cyderry | Dec 31, 2014 |
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Che ti par di quell'aspetto? What do you think of that face? Cosi fan tutte - Mozart
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Venice contends with polluted canals and a huge chemical complex. Trash litters Naples' streets. Incinerators in south Italy are full, and trucks laden with toxic waste travel the roads. Brunetti becomes an ecological expert when an investigator with the carabiniere wants him to look into illegal hauling that has resulted in a truck driver's murder. On a personal level, Brunetti's father-in-law asks him to investigate a potential business partner, Maurizio Cataldo. But Brunetti, who's devoted to his wife and children, is more intrigued by Cataldo's much younger second wife, whose once beautiful looks were ruined by a face lift.
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A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds.

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