By Donna Leon
One wet morning Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello reply to an emergency name reporting a physique floating close to a few steps at the Grand Canal. attaining right down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is stuck by way of the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - jointly he and Vianello carry a lifeless lady from the water. yet, inconceivably, nobody has said a lacking baby, nor the robbery of the gold jewelry that she incorporates. Brunetti is drawn right into a seek not just for the reason for her demise but in addition for her id, her kinfolk, and for the secrets and techniques that folks will hold for you to guard their young ones - be they blameless or to blame. From the canals and palazzi of Venice to a gypsy encampment at the mainland, Brunetti struggles with institutional prejudice and entrenched illegal activity to attempt to resolve the destiny of the useless baby.
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