Anniversary in Venice: Commissario Brunetti in his 20th case, Surely, a reason to celebrate. So, Vice-Questore Patta, Tenente Scarpa and the Brunettis are sitting in a restaurant, when Brunettis mobile rings. An elderly lady had been found dead on the floor of her flat and blood besides the body. Everything points to a natural cause of death, especially since she had obviously banged her head on a radiator. If there had not been the truly disturbing details that simply do not match. From his experience Brunetti knows that something is wrong, but the only thing there is, is Brunettis feeling.