Through a Glass, Darkly
Publication Date: June 2006
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On a spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant Vianello play hooky to help Vianello s friend Marco Ribetti, arrested during an environmental protest. They secure his release, only to be faced with the fury of the man s father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, who has made violent threats against Ribetti. Brunetti s curiousity is piqued, and he finds himself drawn to investigate. Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats? When the body of De Cal s bookish night watchman is found in front of the blazing furnace, he wonders: Could the old man have killed him? "