When a body is found cut into pieces and wrapped in a plastic bag, all signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia-style execution. Why is Detective Montalbano's trusted colleague Mimi Augello suddenly behaving erratically, and insisting on handling the case alone? Could Mimi somehow be involved in the murder? An old friendship is tested as Montalbano tries to help Mimi out of a dangerous situation.
Did You Know?
When Moltalbano and Tanino are talking while fishing the latter suggests that the young be given courses in "user instructions" to life rather than philosophy. Reference to 'Life: a user's manual' by George Perec. See more
At the end, Augello's wife and son get into their car to go on vacation. Augello walks away and has a short conversation with Montalbano. When Augello gets in his car and drives away, there is no-one sitting in the passenger seat as you would expect his wife to be sitting there, neither does there seem to be anyone sitting in the back seat. See more