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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etna Library MYS LEO 31257000287366 New items Checked out 05/24/2021
Howe Library M LEO 31254003706237 New books - Main floor Checked out 05/22/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780802158178 :
  • ISBN: 080215817X :
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021.

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General Note:
Book 30 in the Commissario Brunetti series.
Summary, etc.:
"In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now, in Transient Desires, the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon's masterful series, he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction. He is drawn in innocently enough: two young American women have been badly injured in a boating accident, joy riding in the Laguna with two young Italians. However, Brunetti's curiosity is aroused by the behavior of the young men, who abandoned the victims after taking them to the hospital. If the injuries were the result of an accident, why did they want to avoid association with it? As Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, investigate the incident, they discover that one of the young men works for a man rumored to be involved in more sinister nighttime activities in the Laguna. To get to the bottom of what proves to be a gut-wrenching case, Brunetti needs to enlist the help of both the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera. Determining how much trust he and Griffoni can put in these unfamiliar colleagues adds to the difficulty of solving a peculiarly horrible crime whose perpetrators are technologically brilliant and ruthlessly organized. Donna Leon's Transient Desires is as powerful as any novel she has written, testing Brunetti to his limits and forcing him to listen very carefully for the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Italy > Fiction.
Venice (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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In his 30th outing, Commissario Guido Brunetti must go outside his jurisdiction and work with both the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera after two young American women suffer injuries while joyriding in the Laguna with two Italian men. What's really at stake is the men's suspicious behavior, which leads Brunetti to a particularly gruesome crime.

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Leon's devoted audience may be shocked to realize that this latest Guido Brunetti novel is the thirtieth in the series, which only goes to show that sometimes abiding relationships never lose the shock of the new. While we are supremely comfortable in Brunetti's world, Leon regularly gives us something unexpected to ponder--in the cases Brunetti tackles as a police commissario in Venice, in the lovingly yet nuanced portrait of his family life, or in his own, often melancholy musings on human frailty. This time we encounter familiar themes--the insidiousness of prejudice, the insularity of Venetians--as Brunetti and fellow commissario Claudia Griffoni (whose enlarged role has added spice to recent installments) investigate the circumstances surrounding two American tourists, young women, who were driven to a hospital, then abandoned, both seriously injured. It takes little time for Brunetti to track down the two young men responsible, but, as so often happens in this series, that simple fact leads not only to a more horrendous crime, but also to a complex interpersonal situation. The big surprise this time, however, is the finale: a rousing action scene involving a night boat chase in the laguna. All the introspective human drama we expect from Leon, with an adrenaline booster as well!HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This landmark thirtieth Guido Brunetti novel demonstrates that Leon's beloved series shows no signs of aging.

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Bestseller Leon's atmospheric, rather melancholy 30th mystery featuring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti (after 2020's Trace Elements) opens slowly as an aging Brunetti, who blames his tightening trousers on the dry cleaners rather than his eating habits, goes about his day: meeting with informants, lunching with colleagues, and dining with his erudite wife and opinionated children. Brunetti feels disillusioned with his retired friends, who can talk of nothing but grandchildren, and mournfully accepts that tourism will eventually destroy his beloved Venice. The pace picks up once he's assigned to investigate the case of two young American women who were left unconscious and battered at a hospital's ambulance dock. The two men who abandoned them there are soon identified as a well-to-do young lawyer and his childhood friend, a boatman. The action builds to a thrilling denouement involving coast guard boats and navy commandos, though some readers may be dissatisfied by the mystery's less than morally clear resolution and the two men's uncertain fate. Those already emotionally invested in Brunetti will best appreciate this entry. Agent: Susanne Bauknecht, Diogenes Verlag (Switzerland). (Mar.)


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