It occurred to him that he might not have had anything to do with Strangio's death. It was a voice in the night, an anonymous voice, that had told him this. A voice in the night that could easily have been the voice of his conscience.
Feeling his age as his birthday rolls round once again, Inspector Montalbano decides to cheer himself up by dealing with a young driver's road rage in his own unique way.
But his joy is short-lived, as at police headquarters he has an angry call waiting from a supermarket boss: there has been a robbery at his store and Montalbano's colleague is treating him as a suspect! Once at the scene, Montalbano quickly agrees with Inspector Augello that this was no ordinary break-in, but with the supermarket's infamous Mafia links creating problems at every turn, this isn't going to be a smooth ride for the inspector . . .
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