Transient Desires

A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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Publisher Description

In the landmark thirtieth installment of the bestselling series the New Yorker has called “an unusually potent cocktail of atmosphere and event,” Guido Brunetti is forced to confront an unimaginable crime

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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
March 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

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Much better than last year‘s book. I so enjoy her writing. Lately the stories seem to end so abruptly. A little too abruptly for me.

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Transient Desires

Donna Leon continues to elevate the writing, the plots and her characters in this series. She never fails to allow Brunetti to be fundamentally a compelling character, and Venice to be his platform for illuminating the flaws of the City and it’s leaders.

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