In a small village at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, the gardens of a deserted farmhouse have lain untouched for decades.
But the new owner, keen for renovations to begin, is summoned urgently to the house when his workmen disturb a macabre grave.
Wild animals have done their grisly work and the human corpse is badly decomposed.
Then a valuable signet ring is found close by, providing the first vital clue.
It leads Commissario Guido Brunetti right to the heart of aristocratic Venice, to a family still grieving for its abducted son ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/08/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099536666