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Florian's is fine, commissario,' she finally said. 'I look forward to it. ’ 'Eleven, then,' she said, and was gone. He tossed the phone book into the drawer and slammed it closed with his foot. When he looked up, Vianello was coming into his office. ' the sergeant asked. 'Yes. Sit down. ' Vianello nodded, suggesting that this was already old news at the Questura. ' Brunetti asked. 'Just what was in the papers and on the radio this morning. Found on the train last night, shot. No trace of a weapon and no suspect' Brunetti realized that, although he had read the official police file, he knew no more than that himself.
The fact that a man was mayor did not exclude him from knowledge of the dirty secrets of his friends; in fact, the opposite was more likely to be the case. 'That is not a question I thought fit to ask the Mayor,' Patta answered Then maybe I will,' Brunetti said evenly. ' 'I think that's already been done,' Brunetti said, dropping the photos back into the file. ' Patta paused a moment-before he answered. ' He pushed the file towards Brunetti. 'You can have this. ' When Brunetti made no acknowledgement of this, Patta added, 'Or give it to Lieutenant Scarpa,’ and kept his eyes on Brunetti long enough to see what response he'd give to the name of Patta's universally despised assistant.
When he looked up, Vianello was coming into his office. ' the sergeant asked. 'Yes. Sit down. ' Vianello nodded, suggesting that this was already old news at the Questura. ' Brunetti asked. 'Just what was in the papers and on the radio this morning. Found on the train last night, shot. No trace of a weapon and no suspect' Brunetti realized that, although he had read the official police file, he knew no more than that himself. He nodded Vianello towards a chair. ' 'Important,' Vianello began as he lowered himself into a chair, his size making it look immediately smaller.