The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti, #27) by Donna Leon

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The memorable characters and Venetian drama that have long captivated Donna Leon’s many readers are on full display in The Temptation of Forgiveness. Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife’s, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman’s husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a bridge in Venice after midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy’s behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is not straightforward.

As the twenty-seventh novel unfolds in Donna Leon’s exquisite chronicle of Venetian life in all its blissful and sordid aspects, Brunetti pursues several false and contradictory leads while growing ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario, Claudia Griffoni, and by the endless resourcefulness and craftiness of Signorina Elettra, Patta’s secretary and gate-keeper. Exasperated by the petty bureaucracy that constantly bedevils him and threatens to expose Signorina Elettra, Brunetti is steadied by the embrace of his own family and by his passion for the classics. This predilection leads him to read Sophocles’ Antigone, and, in its light, consider the terrible consequences to which the actions of a tender heart can lead.

Title : The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti, #27)
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ISBN : 0802127754
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Marilyn rated it ★★★☆☆

April 15, 2018

I have been very fond of this series, but this was not up to par in my estimation. The characters seemed flawed, the mystery was somewhat chaotic and confusing, and the ending was abrupt. Some parts of it were rather boring while others were less amusing or interesting than the Leon I know and lo...

EAK rated it ★★★☆☆

March 25, 2018

I’m a Brunetti addict, but sometimes the endless detail is just padding. I think Leon wants the reader to proceed at the same measured. thoughtful pace as Brunetti, hence the noting of every hand movement, sideways glance, sitting posture for every character. Furthermore, while I once found Elett...

Helen rated it ★★★☆☆

March 23, 2018

Love the characters as always and the lovely descriptions of Venice. BUT, the series seems to be wearing out. Where would Brunetti be without Signorina Elettra and her computer skills?

LJ rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2018

First Sentence: Having left the apartment smack on time so as to arrive at the Questura on time for a meeting with his superior, Brunetti found himself seated toward the rear of a Number One vaporetto, glancing idly through a copy of that morning’s Gazzettino. Commissario Guido Brunetti is approac...

Diana rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 23, 2018

Vídeo review aquí el 23 marzo 2018 :)

Jeanette rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2018

Guido Brunetti is following the most usual police work for any city. It's an assault with resultant severe to possibly fatal injury to a man who has fallen over a railing and down a bridged overpass. He (the victim) is a husband too to one of Paola's teaching co-workers, the Professor of Architec...

BOOKLOVER10 rated it ★★★★☆

March 20, 2018

Guido Brunetti is a thoughtful, compassionate, and even-tempered man, who is well-read and curious about human behavior. Even he might admit that his job as Commissario di Polizia in Venice is not particularly taxing. Brunetti relies heavily on the expertise of the incomparable Signora Elletra Zo...

Biblio rated it ★★★★☆

March 31, 2018

I would not recommend this one for someone who isn't already familiar with the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. For those who know the stately pace of Donna Leon's mysteries and the often inconclusive endings, this is still a novel that might get very different reactions. I enjoyed it, but I al...

Doreen rated it ★★★☆☆

March 07, 2018

3/7/18 Full review tk. I wanted to like this a lot more than I ultimately did.

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti has another puzzling case, this one involving drugs. Is someone selling drugs in an exclusive local private school? Is there some irregularity involving the drugs sold at a certain pharmacy to elderly Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients? And what really happen...

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