By Andrea Camilleri
Within the 3rd booklet in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano sequence, the urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective exposes a viper's nest of presidency corruption and overseas intrigue in a compelling new case. while an aged guy is stabbed to demise in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by means of a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, in basic terms Montalbano suspects the hyperlink among the 2 incidents. His research results in the attractive Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and someday prostitute, whose younger son steals different schoolchildren's midmorning snacks. yet Karima disappears, and the younger snack thief's life—as good as Montalbano's—is at the line...
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Commissioner. It’s my father. someone despatched me a letter. It seems like he’s loss of life. ” first and foremost the commissioner acknowledged not anything; the inspector basically heard him heave an extended sigh. “Listen, Montalbano. a good way to cross see him, even for a longer remain, pass forward, don’t fear approximately whatever. I’ll discover a transitority alternative for you. ” “No, I’m unlikely. thank you besides. ” back the commissioner didn’t communicate. He should have been stunned via a few of the inspector’s phrases; yet he used to be a well mannered, out of date guy, and didn't carry the topic up back. “Montalbano, i think awkward. ” “Please don’t, no longer with me. ” “Do you bear in mind I stated I had issues to assert to you at dinner? ” “Of path. ” “Well, I’ll say them to you over the telephone, even supposing, as I acknowledged, i believe awkward doing so. And this most likely isn’t the main applicable second, yet I’m afraid chances are you'll discover from one other resource, just like the newspapers. . . . You don’t be aware of this, in fact, yet virtually a 12 months in the past I installed a request for early retirement. ” “Oh God, don’t inform me they—” “Yes, they granted it. ” “But why do you need to retire? ” “Because I not consider consistent with the area, and since i believe drained. To me, the making a bet provider for football fits remains to be known as Sisal. ” The inspector didn’t comprehend. “I’m sorry, I don’t get it. ” “What do you name it? ” “Totocalcio. ” “You see? Therein lies the adaptation. some time in the past, a few journalist accused Montanelli of being too previous, and as evidence, he stated the truth that Montanelli nonetheless known as Totocalcio Sisal, as he used to name it thirty years in the past. ” “But that doesn’t suggest whatever! It used to be just a wise-crack! ” “It ability much, Montalbano, much. It potential unconsciously preserving directly to the prior, now not eager to see yes alterations, even rejecting them. and that i was once slightly a yr clear of retirement, besides. I’ve nonetheless acquired my mom and dad’ condo in l. a. Spezia, which I’ve been having refurbished. if you happen to like, in the event you come to Genoa to determine pass over Livia, you could drop in on us. ” “And while are—” “When am I leaving? What’s today’s date? ” “The 12th of could. ” “I formally go away my activity at the 10th of August. ” The commissioner cleared his throat, and the inspector understood they'd now come to the second one factor, which was once possibly tougher to assert. “About the opposite topic . . . ” He used to be hesitant, in actual fact. Montalbano bailed him out. “It couldn’t probably be worse than what you simply advised me. ” “It’s approximately your merchandising. ” “No! ” “Listen to me, Montalbano. Your place can now not be justified. moreover, now that I’ve been granted early retirement, I’m no longer, good, in a robust bargaining place. i must suggest your merchandising, and there won’t be any hindrances. ” “Will I be transferred? ” “There’s a ninety-nine percentage probability of it. take into consideration that if I didn’t suggest you for the appointment, with your whole successes, the ministry could see that during a unfavourable gentle and will prove shifting you besides, yet with out a promoting. Couldn’t you utilize a bring up? ” The inspector’s mind used to be working at complete pace, smoking, in reality, looking for a potential answer.