Friends in High Places by Donna Leon audiobook

Friends in High Places

By Donna Leon
Read by David Colacci

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries: Book 9

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In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the building of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

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Summary

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Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger in 2000

In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the building of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“All Donna Leon’s novels are excellent in their evocation of place, while in Brunetti she has created a character who becomes more real in each book…However, Friends in High Places is by far the best and marks a quantum leap forward.” Evening Standard (London)
“Leon is a skillful plotter…Brunetti is a nicely shaded creation, a moral man who is also all too human. Friends in High Places is a splendid read, clever and provoking.” Observer (London)
Friends in High Places is an elegant police procedural set in beautifully imagined Venice.” Sunday Times (London)

Reviews

Reviews

by Jan 12/1/2020
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Bureaucracy and murder

law-enforcement, family-dynamics, friendship, historic-buildings, murder, murder-investigation, Venice, political-corruption*****
From bureaucratic red tape to cover-up murders in Venice. A young bureaucrat comes to warn Brunetti that his home may be demolished over a paperwork issue, calls Brunetti on a police matter, and is brutally murdered. That is the first murder. In the course of the investigation there are more murders, more corruption, moral dilemmas, and more. Another excellent example of the author's craft!
David Colacci is the voice of Guido Brunetti to my mind. As always, he does a fine job with this series giving personality to each and every character.

Author

Author Bio: Donna Leon

Author Bio: Donna Leon

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her New York Times bestselling novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed, including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English