By Donna Leon
In The Golden Egg, because the first leaves of autumn start to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to seem right into a minor shop-keeping violation devoted via the mayor’s destiny daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no real interest in assisting his boss amass political favors, yet he has little selection yet to conform. Then Brunetti’s spouse, Paola, involves him with a request of her personal. The mentally handicapped guy who labored at their dry purifier has simply died of a snoozing capsule overdose, and Paola loathes the concept he lived and died with no somebody noticing him, or supporting him.
Brunetti starts to enquire the demise and is shocked whilst he reveals not anything at the guy: no beginning certificates, no passport, no driver’s license, no charge cards. so far as the Italian govt is anxious, he by no means existed. Stranger nonetheless, the lifeless man’s mom refuses to talk to the police, and assures Brunetti that her son’s identity papers have been stolen in a housebreaking. As secrets and techniques resolve, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, an aristocratic family members, can be by some means hooked up to the demise. yet why might someone wish this candy, simple-minded guy useless?