A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna.… (more)
Guido Brunetti of the Venice police is investigating the death of a prominent lawyer when an accountant turns up dead of a drug overdose. Brunetti believes the two are linked, but evidence is scarce until he pieces together information on an international network of prostitution and extortion.