By Donna Leon
In About Face, Leon returns to at least one of her signature topics: the surroundings, which has reached a drawback in Italy. Incinerators around the south of Italy are at complete capability, burning who-knows-what and freeing unacceptable degrees of risky air pollution, whereas in Naples, huge, immense rubbish piles develop within the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a huge chemical advanced around the lagoon, the problem isn't faraway from the fore.
Environmental matters turn into major in Brunetti’s paintings while an investigator from the Carabiniere, having a look into the unlawful hauling of rubbish, asks for a desire. however the investigator isn't the just one with a different request. His spouse's father wishes support and a mysterious lady comes into the image. Brunetti quickly unearths himself in the midst of an research into homicide and corruption extra risky than whatever he’s noticeable before.