Enquanto eles dormiam

Editora Companhia das Letras

É início de primavera em Veneza. Com as temperaturas amenas, as hordas de turistas e as verduras e frutas no mercado de Rialto, parece chegar também uma onda de calma ao já não muito agitado submundo do crime da Sereníssima. Tomado pelo tédio, o commissario Guido Brunetti já perdia as esperanças de qualquer ação, até que recebe uma estranha visita. Mais uma vez retratando as peripécias desse atípico detetive - amante da boa mesa e da literatura e casado com uma intelectual filha de um conde veneziano - em meio a canais, praças e vielas que ele conhece como ninguém, Donna Leon nos conduz agora aos subterrâneos de uma misteriosa organização religiosa, protegida por figurões da cidade. Nesta trama cheia de intimidação e dolce vita, Brunetti precisará de muita cautela e astúcia para aplacar a influência dos poderosos, inclusive de seu chefe, e proteger uma boa alma.
Read more

About the author

Nasceu em New Jersey, em 1942. Depois de uma temporada de estudos em Perúgia e Siena, em 1981 radicou-se na Itália. É professora de literatura inglesa e norte-americana na extensão da Universidade de Maryland em Veneza.
Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Editora Companhia das Letras
Read more
Published on
Dec 7, 2010
Read more
Pages
288
Read more
ISBN
9788543800165
Read more
Features
Read more
Read more
Language
Portuguese
Read more
Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences

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.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.