By Val McDermid
A taut mental mystery from the bestselling writer at the back of the preferred twine within the Blood television sequence while profession legal Jack Farlowe's physique is located washed-up on a Suffolk shore, it appears to the police like a straight forward case. Broken-hearted at his daughter's dying, he has drowned himself -- strong riddance and one much less crime to unravel, in line with CID. however, probably no longer. For, one after the other, Farlowe's enemies are being killed. And the bad demeanour in their deaths makes drowning appear like an afternoon on the seashore!
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But I know I would also love working there. ' She sighed. ' I knew just what she meant. This wasn't the scene I'd imagined on my way to the airport. ' 'It's pretty simple, Andy. If I'm going to stay, there needs to be a strong reason why. You could be that reason. But if you're going to be the reason, I need more from you than you were giving me before I went away. ' I pursed my lips and blew out the breath I'd been holding. It wasn't as bad as I'd feared. ' 'No. Not now,' she said, her tone abrupt.
CHAPTER SIX OF COURSE, MAX CARTER kicked us out of the office ahead of Farrell. I wouldn't have been surprised if he'd had a discreet tail on us to make sure we left the building. Ben and I crossed the street and bought a couple of overpriced coffees that had longer names than most of the people I knew. Ben checked that all the stake-out teams were in place. We put our earpieces in so we could hear the radio traffic, then we stared glumly at each other. ' I took a sip. My coffee tasted burnt. It made me wonder how those expensive coffee shops ever caught on in the first place.
We had just got into position when the first of three white vans emerged at the top of the ramp. The first one went left, the second and third right. Our unmarked cars were hot on their tails, one swinging in either direction. I told the cabbie to tuck in on the right. Ben got on his mobile to the tail car we were behind and told him to stay with the lead van and to leave the second one to us. But I knew we were completely screwed. It's not like on the telly where they make it look like a piece of piss to follow a car without being spotted.
Cleanskin by Val McDermid