This is Donna Leon’s 30th novel in her series with Commissario Brunetti. The real strengths of her writing and the series, lie in her characters and the beautiful City of Venice. I love it that you can feel yourself there, on the canals, the vaporetto, or just viewing the sights.
The story Leon has written is a menacing tale that sees the enigmatic Commissario Brunetti immersed in an investigation that seems on the surface to involve two American women who have been abandoned, and left unconscious on the hospital docks, but which quickly turns into a much darker case involving human trafficking. All of Leon’s books are well worth the read.