Book Reviews of Uniform Justice (Guido Brunetti, Bk 12)

Uniform Justice (Guido Brunetti, Bk 12)
Uniform Justice - Guido Brunetti, Bk 12
Author: Donna Leon
ISBN-13: 9780142004227
ISBN-10: 0142004227
Publication Date: 4/6/2004
Pages: 294
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The story is too slow in developing, and there is little information/description of the setting of Venice. This is one of the later novels in the series, so maybe the earlier ones used the city more.
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Donna Leon has indicated that she writes these books for her own amusement. She also refuses to have them sold in Italy; shes not interested in being a personality.

Boy was she in a melancholy mood when she wrote UNIFORM JUSTICE! Although there are several instances of the wry Leon wit throughout the book, the book seems filled with despair. Each of Leons books makes an effort to harpoon something lamentable that the Americans are doing. But this book takes a sharp look at the pervasive corruption in Italy.

The author uses a Venetian military academy for young men as the backdrop for this tragic tale. As the story begins, a young 17 year-old, only son of a prominent Venetian physician is hanging in a shower stall. Although Vice-Questore Patta wants to close the case quickly by accepting the easy answer of death by suicide, Brunetti is not so certain.

As he delves deeper into the history of Dr. Moros aborted career in politics, Brunetti becomes more certain that Ernesto Moro was murdered. The sad facts that emerge about the Moro family swirl about in a chilly Venetian winter. The whole aura is one of gloom and depression.

It is particularly sad to watch Guido Brunetti work within a corrupt system to find the truth. Guido and his charming family remind us that it is possible to remain honest even when surrounded by rampant theft, bribery and murder.

In many books I read, the author gets caught up in the police procedures to the point that the victim (especially the horror of a violent death) is lost. Leon, through the use of a brilliant ending, brings the true horror of the loss of a young life back to face the reader!

The reason I did not give this novel a 5 star rating is that the author spent a bit too much time on her hobby-horse of political views. Although I agree with the wisdom of many of her ideas, Leon spent too much time sharing them in a work of fiction.

Guido Brunetti
1. Death at La Fenice
2. Death in a Strange Country
3. The Anonymous Venetian aka Dressed for Death
4. A Venetian Reckoning aka Death and Judgment
5. Acqua Alta aka Death in High Water
6. The Death of Faith aka Quietly in Their Sleep
7. A Noble Radiance
8. Fatal Remedies
9. Friends in High Places
10. A Sea of Troubles
11. Willful Behaviour
12. Uniform Justice
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Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates the death of a student at a private boys school in Venice.
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Another good Donna Leon book. This one revolving around a murder at a military preparatory school. The usual twists and turns are surprising yet believable. And power, again, seems to be the cause of the flaw in humanity.
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This was the first time I read thisa author It was very well written and will look for others by her.
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A young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy. Brunetti's sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his own son, is rivaled only by his contempt for a community that is more concerned with protecting the reputation of the school, and its privileged students, than with finding the truth behind this tragedy. (back cover)
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Set in Venice, a police procedural featuring the likable Brunetti. This time the crime involves a student in a military academy. This is not my favorite Leon work, but still a good read as she's a fine writer.
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Donna Leon is a wonderful writer. Great story, rich characterization, suspense.
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very well written
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Great! Donna Leon is a great adventure writer, and the setting in Venice is a bonus... and the main character is a delight. Be forewarned - you will be sucked in and want to read the entire series!
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Another Commissario Brunetti mystery set in Venice - this time a presumed suicide of a student at an elite military academy...

Compelling story, atmospheric setting in wonderful Venice!
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Interesting and atmospheric..