By Elizabeth George
While Eugenie Davies is killed by way of a motive force on a quiet London road, her demise is obviously no coincidence. an individual struck her with a vehicle after which intentionally ran over her physique sooner than using off, leaving not anything in the back of yet questions.
What introduced Eugenie Davies to London on a wet autumn evening? Why used to be she wearing the identify of the guy who came upon her physique? Who one of many friends in her advanced and tragic lifestyles may have sought after her useless? and will her homicide have a few connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who numerous months previous without warning and inexplicably misplaced the power to play a unmarried note?
For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose personal family existence is ready to alter notably, those questions are just the 1st in an research that leads him to stroll a superb line among own loyalty honor.
Assigned to the case by way of his better, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first homicide research as a DI over 20 years in the past concerned Eugenie Davies and a sensational legal trial. but what's actually destructive is what Webberly already is familiar with and without doubt desires Lynley to maintain concealed.
Now the strain is on Lynley to discover Eugenie Davies' killer. For not just is he placing his personal profession into jeopardy, yet he's additionally trying to guard the careers of his longtime companions Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. jointly, they have to untangle the darkish secrets and techniques and darker passions of a kinfolk whose heritage conceals the reality at the back of a terrible crime.
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He stayed in his car and listened to the radio. ” According to the labeling laws, you were supposed to list the ingredients in order, according to the relative proportion of each in the product. ”And a person would be within his rights to question the use of the word well-balanced. The trouble with radio, Keller had come to realize, was that you couldn’t mute it. You could turn it off when a commercial aired, but then how would you know when to turn it on again? About the best you could do was lower the volume when a commercial came on and raise it again when it ended, but that was really more trouble than it was worth, especially in light of the fact that, more often than not, one commercial ended only to be followed by another.
The four bullets were still on the bed where he’d put them, and he scooped them up and loaded them back into the gun, leaving an empty chamber under the firing pin. And if he needed it in a hurry? What was he going to do, open the suitcase for a quick draw? He got it out of the suitcase and returned it to its place under his waistband. He didn’t want to watch television, but what else could he do? How else would he know when it was time to cut and run? They kept showing his picture, and he began studying it, no longer interested in what his facial expression suggested or how good a likeness it was, but instead trying to figure out when and where they’d taken it.
The only point of resemblance, as far as Keller could make out, was the windbreaker. Then he watched somebody else, a woman pushing a shopping cart, and then he watched a kid whose job it was to roam the lot and collect the shopping carts people had abandoned. Keller wondered what a job like that paid. Minimum wage, he figured. Not a lot of money in a job like that, and not a whole lot of prestige, either, or much in the way of opportunity for advancement. Still, it had its good points. You weren’t likely to wind up with your picture on national television and every cop in the world hunting for you.