| Center Point large print edition
On a gloomy morning in Vig#65533;ta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugi#65533; Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud.