Dance of Death

Dance of Death

Veit Heinichen

So we meet again… Old acquaintances are behind the crimes that Proteo Laurenti must now confront. And these enemies from the past crave one thing above all: the death of the commissario.

You can make a fortune with rubbish if you have enough of it. All you need are the right documents to smuggle it past customs. Then you can sell it to poorer countries to build roads. So reasons the beautiful consul of a small East European state, declining to confine herself to diplomatic routine in her Trieste office – not least because her own brother is the recipient of her heaps of slag.

At the same time, Commissario Laurenti carries his own sack of problems. His lover, an attractive Croatian prosecutor, has dropped him, his wife enjoys being courted by a famous painter, and the new inspector, Pina, grates on his nerves with her limitless ambition. Also, behind the trash mafia are old acquaintances who want to do him in at all costs. What he does not know is that the consul and her brother are in possession of a new kind of precision rifle that excites even the Americans, because it can finish off unwelcome snoopers at great distances.

In his fifth novel with the vicequestore from Trieste, Veit Heinichen develops a typically »European« case in which all protagonists reckon with Proteo Laurenti's death. But in the breath-taking finale in Trieste's funicular railway, things take a very different course – just as they do in real life.


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Dance of Death

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