Donna Leon, Commissario Brunetti is asked by his wealthy, aristocratic mother-in-law to look into a near drowning 15 years prior. Brunetti is not sure what he can do.
The teenage granddaughter of a Venetian patroness falls into a canal late one night. Unable to swim, she nearly drowns but a very drunk young man leaps in and saves her. The man who saves her claims he saw someone throw her in, but the next day he doesn't remember a thing. Unfortunately she suffers severe brain damage and doesn't mature.
Fast forward to the present, Brunetti listens sympathetically to the
Convincing the Vice-Questore Patta, a notorious social climber, to reopen the case, Brunetti calls on Patta's assistant Signorina Elettra to use her computer skills to look into the case. What they find is disturbing, but probably unpunishable.
The Commissario Brunetti books are some of my favorite to read, but I love listening to the audio books for the elegant Italian accent of the narrator.
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