By Pauline Rowson
It truly is Hortons moment day again in Portsmouth CID after being suspended on a cost of gross misconduct for 8 months made up our minds to turn out his innocence of the fees that experience wrecked his occupation and his marriage he unearths his own investigations sidelined whilst the bare physique of a guy is located at the seashore Aided by way of Sergeant Cantelli Horton units out to discover a killer who will cease at not anything to hide his tracks As he starts off to discover darkish secrets and techniques that somebody might particularly now not have uncovered he hazards not just his profession but in addition his existence.
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He couldn’t question them because they’d go squealing to Superintendent Reine, and they would warn Jarrett. It would also be the same with the staff. That left him with two courses of action: one to ride Jarrett as hard as he dared without getting kicked out of the police service, until he forced Jarrett’s hand in some way, and the second was to find Lucy and get her to tell him the truth. But where was she? On his return to work yesterday, he had checked criminal records. Nothing. She hadn’t been picked up on any charges in the last two months since her disappearance.
Pmd 32 14/11/2005, 18:15 T IDE OF D EATH 33 kitchen; sooner or later she was bound to hear the news and might make the connection, better if he told her now. That way he could get something of Thurlow’s and make a quick identification. Time was critical and he didn’t mean purely in terms of tracking down the killer while the trail was still warm. He couldn’t see her going into hysterics. She wasn’t the type. Self-contained was perhaps how he might describe her; cold is what others might say. It was a description that had been levelled at him but self-containment, he knew, was a protection against being hurt.
Was it a random killing? pmd 40 14/11/2005, 18:15 T IDE OF D EATH 41 and killed instantly and spontaneously? Mutilation was common in such cases. Or had it been planned and the victim known to the killer? A crime of passion perhaps? Somehow he couldn’t see Mrs Thurlow working herself up into a passion about anything except her fuchsias. Or was it a crime of hatred? Horton’s fingers curled around the envelope in his pocket. Could he have done that to Colin Jarrett? Was hatred enough? It often was, but in his case certainly not enough to take someone’s life.
Tide of Death (DI Andy Horton Series, Book 1) by Pauline Rowson