By Peter James
From the ashes of mass destruction...Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of Sep 11, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the opportunity of a lifeline: to shed his money owed, disappear and reinvent himself abroad. Six years later the invention of the skeletal continues to be of a woman's physique in a hurricane drain in Brighton leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and right into a determined race opposed to time to save lots of the lifetime of a girl being hunted down like an animal within the streets and alleys of Brighton. "A genuine page-turner and the cliffhanging end left me eagerly expecting DS Grace's subsequent outing." (Daily Express). "Tense, fantastically paced and ideal on police surroundings and procedure." ("The Times").
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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.
Dead Man's Footsteps (Roy Grace, Book 4) by Peter James