Night Fall (Neil Paget, Book 10) by Frank Smith
By Frank Smith
Detective Inspector Neil Paget faces one in all such a lot difficult situations of his profession whilst a physique with out leads is discovered.
The discovery of the physique of neighborhood photographer Billy Travis, having fallen from a bridge directly to the railway tracks less than, leaves Detective Inspector Neil Paget baffled. whereas the dying plunge used to be no twist of fate, the corpse came upon certain and gagged with the letter A is carved into his brow, Travis led a quiet, unremarkable existence. without facts or ends up in stick with, the research stonewalls.
But while a moment physique exhibits up in an identical country, Paget needs to become aware of what connects the 2 sufferers if he's to have any likelihood of cracking the case.
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.