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The Temptation of Forgiveness

(2018)
(Book 27 in the Guido Brunetti series)
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In the 27th novel in Donna Leon's best-selling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences

Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife's, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene.

When Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a Venice bridge at midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is rarely straightforward. An examination of Gasparini's home office reveals a number of strange coupons in his elderly aunt's name from a local drugstore, which over time reveal a long-running scam.

As the 27th novel unfolds in Donna Leon's exquisite chronicle of Venetian life in all its blissful and sordid aspects, Brunetti is ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario Claudia Griffoni and by the endless resourcefulness and craftiness of Signorina Elettra, Patta's secretary and gatekeeper, and reminded of the ever-lasting virtues of his own family.

His intellectual pursuits lead him to study Sophocles' play Antigone, so revealing of the unintended consequences that can erupt from bad decisions - and tempt him to consider at least personal forgiveness for a crime from the heart gone bad.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti 27)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78515-195-9 / 978-1-78515-195-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4328-5056-3 / 978-1-4328-5056-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Hardcover))
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2775-4 / 978-0-8021-2775-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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March 2018 : USA Hardback

Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: 10-copy signed carton
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2873-4 / 978-0-8021-2873-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2920-X / 978-0-8021-2920-8 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti 27)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78746-109-2 / 978-1-78746-109-3 (UK edition)
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78746-110-6 / 978-1-78746-110-9 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78515-196-7 / 978-1-78515-196-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: Commissario Brunetti, Book 27
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: Commissario Brunetti, Book 27
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: Commissario Brunetti, Book 27
Author(s): Donna Leon
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti 27)
Author(s): Donna Leon
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March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Hardcover) Book 27)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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