By Andrea Camilleri
The 16th Sicilian secret within the impossible to resist New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano series
In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after information cameras movie him scaling a building—gun in hand—to seize a couple of not going snipers. presently after, the inspector starts off to obtain cryptic messages in verse from anyone not easy him to head on a “treasure hunt.” Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as fun riddles—until they take a perilous flip.
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As the lady within the album has a bit scar lower than her left ear. From up shut it needs to be sincerely seen. ” He pulled the photograph of Ninetta out of his pocket and set it down at the table. “Have a glance for your self. As you'll find, there’s no scar on Ninetta’s face. And the picture hasn’t been tampered with. yet from a distance you can’t see the scar, that's why it may well rather well be a case of wrong identification. ” Great. That was once all they wanted, one other worry. A case of fallacious identification. “Listen, Mimì, did you have the ability to get the identify and tackle of this different lady, the single within the album? ” “Yes. She lives in Vincinzella. ” An outdated district among Vigàta and Montelusa. “Go and pay her a trip. check with her. ” “What do you need to understand? ” “If there’s any likelihood an individual would need to kidnap her. ” “So what am I speculated to do? pass there and say, ‘Er, excuse me, signorina, have you learnt of someone who will need to kidnap you? ’” “Mimì, I depart it as much as you in deciding. You appear to have no challenge whatever profitable a woman’s belief. ” “I don’t understand, i could have misplaced my contact. ” “Cut the crap, Mimì. There’s usually something I’m attracted to. i need to understand if there has been someone between her consumers who fell in love together with her, who went to determine her extra frequently than the others, or who desired to make her depart the existence she was once residing . . . ” “I’ll provide it a test. ” Just as he used to be commencing the door to his motor vehicle, he heard anyone name his identify. It used to be Fazio, who’d simply bought again at that second and was once getting out of his motor vehicle. “You won’t think the good fortune, leader! ” “Tell me. ” “After informing Vilardo, I phoned the bus corporation and so they informed me that the driving force of the circle line, an analogous one as final evening, had simply comprehensive his shift and used to be nonetheless there within the workplaces. in order that they positioned him on and that i requested him to attend for me. after which I went and we talked. Now wait only a sec, and I’ll let you know every little thing. ” He caught a hand in his pocket, pulled out a small half-sheet of paper, and ready to learn it. “If you’re approximately to inform me the driver’s identify, whose son he's, and while he was once born, i'll make you devour that piece of paper. ” Mildly mortified, Fazio—who suffered from what Montalbano known as a “records-office complex”—put the paper again in his pocket, creating a face that was once part embarrassment, part sadness. “And so? ” “The driving force understands Ninetta particularly good. And recollects that the day past night round ten after 8, she received on on the cease close to the attractiveness. in reality, she used to be the single girl aboard. the opposite 3 passengers have been males. ” “So she wasn’t abducted there, a minimum of. ” “No. yet Gibilaro—” “Who’s that? ” “The driving force. Gibilaro instructed me that at a undeniable element, as he used to be riding down Corso De Gasperi, an SUV overtook him and, as soon as prior the bus, without notice stopped, forcing Gibilaro to slam at the brakes, which acquired the passengers shouting. Then the SUV, after letting the bus go, all started following in the back of it. ” “Wait a moment.