Uniform Justice by Donna Leon
SUBJECT: blackmail, threats, cover-ups, military schools
SETTING: Venice, Italy
CHARACTERS: Commissario Guido Brunetti
DATE READ: October 15 - October 20
NO. OF PAGES: 286
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, audio stockpile
CATEGORY: Math Class
THRESHOLD QUALITY: 4
This Commissario Brunetti chronicle tells of the discovery of young teenage boy found hanging at a military school, an apparent suicide. However, as Guido investigates he finds that the family of the victim has been continually threatened due to the father's political activities. Was the death a hazing gone bad, a payback to the father, or more sinister?
Donna Leon's storytelling always manages to captivate me while telling of some social problem in a mesmerizing locale. Definitely another good tale in this series.