Death at La Fenice - Chapters 22-23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22-23 Summary

In Chapter 22, Brunetti comes home to find that his wife has gone to the movies with the kids. He is making himself a salami and cheese sandwich when the phone rings. Brett Lynch wants to talk to him, urgently. Flavia's ex-husband's lawyer has sent her a letter, warning that they plan to take action against her. They meet at a bar, and Brett tells him about the letter which accuses Flavia of living an "immoral and unnatural" life and demands custody of the children, threatening a court case. Brett and Flavia had a fight about it, and Flavia told Brett it was all her fault. Since their affair is illicit, Brett has no one to talk to. Only Brunetti, practically a stranger, knows about it.

Brunetti tells Brett that the letter is an empty threat. Wellauer cannot testify, and the letter...

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