By Reginald Hill
Now not for a moment did Pascoe admit the opportunity of dying. Dalziel was once indestructible. Dalziel is, and was once, and endlessly will likely be, global perpetually, amen . . . leader constables may possibly come and leader constables may possibly pass, yet fats Andy went on eternally. Barreling his method into an research of attainable terrorist actions, Superintendent Andy Dalziel is stuck within the blast of a massive explosion at a video shop—and merely "Fat Andy's" substantial bulk prevents his colleague, leader Inspector Peter Pascoe, from soreness the same destiny. Now Dalziel lies on a sanatorium mattress slightly clinging to existence, whereas Pascoe is still decided to discover these liable. however the fact isn't continually cut-and-dried, and infrequently people who are sworn to terror's destruction are much more risky than the foe they want to annihilate.
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Extra resources for Death Comes for the Fat Man (Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries)
Slowly Hector advanced. Like many lanky men, he walked with his head held low and thrust forward, as if to distract attention from his height. At moments of maximum uncertainty, which were many, the pos- 42 reginald hill ture was so exaggerated that he put Pascoe in mind of those men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders, which Desdemona seemed to ﬁnd a turn-on. Dalziel, less literary but in his own way just as poetic, had once said to him, “For God’s sake straighten thyself up, lad. ” Perched on the edge of the chair he stared ﬁxedly at Pascoe.
Then he repeated the heart massage and went through the whole process again. And again. Once more he tried the pulse. This time he was sure there was something. And the next time he blew into the mouth, the chest began to rise and fall of its own volition. death comes for the fat man 21 Now he began to arrange Dalziel in the recovery position. This was a task to daunt a ﬁt navvy with a block and tackle, but he ﬁnally managed it and sank back exhausted. All this seemed to take hours but must have consumed only a few minutes.
Except if it’s a blue one. Then I can have another. ” She gave him that attractive smile, mocking herself. She really should have been a doctor, thought Peter. With a bedside manner like this, she could have sold urine samples at a guinea a bottle. “Now let’s stray off the record, Peter,” she said, popping one of the tiny sweets into her mouth (a yellow one, he noticed) and settling herself more comfortably into her chair. “Just you and me. Thoughts and impressions this time. And maybe just a wee bit more detail.