By Edward D. Hoch
Three tales starring Simon Ark—one of history's most unique detectivesIn a faculty in upstate big apple, a professor is undertaking devilish experiments. At Grand relevant Station, a scholar named Cathy Clark corners a chum of her sister's who runs a wide publishing corporation. She tells him of the evil at Baine college, yet he dismisses her panic as undergraduate paranoia, so Cathy vows to take issues into her personal arms. a number of weeks later, she appears to be like within the paper: gunned down at the facet of the road.The purely guy healthy to resolve the secret is Simon Ark, a pal of the writer and an aficionado of the unusual. A two-thousand-year-old Coptic priest, cursed on the Crucifixion to spend eternity wandering the earth, Ark has obvious all that the area has to provide. yet in those 3 tales, he'll come across issues that even he may by no means have imagined.
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It couldn’t have been DCI Birch. ’ The Chief Constable and Uckfield’s father-in-law. Given what Uckfield had just said about Owen’s European environmental project Horton had wondered if it might have been Europol. ’ Horton exclaimed. ‘She’s the woman Knowles mentioned on Owen Carlsson’s answer machine. ’ 52 Pauline Rowson ‘Yeah. She’s an adviser to the European Commission Environment Directorate, and she was getting increasingly worried when this Knowles bloke said he had been trying to get hold of Owen Carlsson since Monday morning without any joy.
Shit! This was the last thing he’d expected. 48 Pauline Rowson ‘She’s not gone back to the burnt-out house,’ Cantelli said, the rain pouring off his face, his dark eyes anxious. ’ Horton cursed. ‘Check the hospital staff for any sightings of her, Barney. ’ ‘Andy,’ Gaye called out after him. ’ He would, but it wouldn’t make any difference. SIX e reached the car park at the Duver in record time, and miraculously without getting a speeding ticket, or killing himself. There wasn’t a car in sight. The rain was sheeting down.
He turned back and saw the flame coming through the door. The room was filling with thick black smoke and he could hardly breathe. Thea looked as though she was going to pass out and there was no sound or movement from the cat. They had no choice. ‘Out,’ he commanded, quickly clearing the jagged glass from the window with the towel wrapped around his hands. ’ ‘I can’t––’ He scooped her up, momentarily surprised at just how thin she was, plonked her on the window ledge, grabbed Bengal and pushed Thea out.
City of Brass: and Other Simon Ark Stories by Edward D. Hoch