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A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
When Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejeda makes plans to adopt a young man - making him the heir to his fortune - Conte Orazio Falier urges his son-in-law, Guido Brunetti, to investigate the matter. Then Gonzalo unexpectedly dies, and his good friend Berta Dodson, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder - a resolution that brings him much more pain than satisfaction.