Thorndike Press

Transient Desires

  • Donna Leon
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  • ISBN-10: 1432886584
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886585
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 420 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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Hardcover Genre Value - Large Print Standing Order Plan

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You receive one Mystery‚ one Romance‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best from our existing hardcover plans.

Mystery - Large Print Standing Order Plan

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Selected from a mix of all the popular mystery subgenres — classic whodunits‚ hard-boiled‚ cozies‚ police procedurals‚ true crime‚ adventure/suspense — featuring many of the highly acclaimed and unique mystery titles popular with today’s readers.



A New York Times Bestselling Author
An Award-Winning Author

A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Two young American women have been badly injured in a boating accident, joy riding in the Laguna with two young Italians. However, Guido Brunetti’s curiosity is aroused by the behavior of the young men. As Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, investigate the incident, they discover that one of the young men works for a man rumored to be involved in more sinister nighttime activities in the Laguna. Brunetti needs to enlist the help of unfamiliar colleagues in solving a peculiarly horrible crime whose perpetrators are technologically brilliant and ruthlessly organized.


Customer Reviews

“Leon’s devoted audience may be shocked to realize that this latest Guido Brunetti novel is the thirtieth in the series, which only goes to show that sometimes abiding relationships never lose the shock of the new . . . Leon’s beloved series shows no signs of aging.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Atmospheric . . . The action builds to a thrilling denouement involving coast guard boats and navy commandos.”

— Publishers Weekly

“[Brunetti] is a superb police detective ― calm, deliberate, and insightful as he investigates with a reflective thoroughness.”

— Library Journal