The New Commissario Brunetti Novel.
Donna Leon's most powerful novel yet, as the murder of a young girl draws Commissario Brunetti into buried secrets dating back to World War 2 . . .
When one of his wife's Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted to the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found dead, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case . . .