Suffer the Little Children : (Brunetti 16) Paperback
by Donna Leon
Part of the Brunetti series
When Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bedside of a senior paediatrician whose skull has been brutally fractured, he is confronted with more questions than answers.
Three men have burst into the doctor's apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him and took his 18-month-old son - but why?
As he investigates, Brunetti finds infertility, desperation, and babies for sale.
Meanwhile, Inspector Vianello uncovers a scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. And certain information about one's neighbours can lead to all kinds of corruption and all sorts of pain...Donna Leon's new novel is as subtle and gripping as ever, set in a beautifully realised Venice, seething with small-town malice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 26/02/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099536635
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Review by cyderry
This Brunetti installment begins with a late night raid on a home where an apparent illegally adopted child resides. Brunetti's investigation delves into the morality of unwanted children being "sold" for adoption.Ms Leon takes the reader through the corruption in the medical records arena and leaves the reader wondering if the illegal adoptions are really wrong.Another enjoyable installment.