By Elizabeth George
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth George promises one other masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley sequence: a gripping child-in-danger tale that assessments Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like by no means before.
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her pal Taymullah Azhar has been taken via her mom, and Barbara can’t particularly helpAzhar had by no means married Angelina, and his identify isn’t on Hadiyyah’s, their daughter’s, beginning certificates. He has no criminal declare. Azhar and Barbara rent a personal detective, however the path is going cold.
Azhar is simply starting to settle for his soul-crushing loss whilst Angelina reappears with stunning information: Hadiyyah is lacking, abducted from an Italian market. The Italian police are investigating, and the backyard won’t become involved, until eventually Barbara takes concerns into her personal arms on the chance of her personal career.
As either Barbara and her companion, Inspector Thomas Lynley, quickly observe, the case is much extra advanced than a standard kidnapping, revealing secrets and techniques which can have far-reaching results outdoors of the investigation. With either her task and the lifetime of a bit lady at the line, Barbara needs to come to a decision what issues so much, and the way a long way she’s prepared to visit safeguard it.
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Some oversized charity cheque was being handed over in front of Gibson’s Brewery. There was no one in the place except Eddie Ringan slumped on barstool, and another man behind the bar, pouring two shots of Jim Beam. Rebus introduced himself and was invited to take a seat. The bartender introduced himself as Pat Calder. ’ The way he said it made Rebus wonder if the two young men were more than merely business partners. Holmes hadn’t mentioned Eddie was gay. He turned his attention to the chef. Eddie Ringan was probably in his late twenties, but looked ten years older.
Well, maybe I am. But I don’t like a mystery, no matter how small. ’ As they rose, Holmes nodded towards the large suitcase which Rebus had placed behind his desk, supposedly out of view. ’ ‘Yes,’ said Rebus. ‘It’s where I keep all my graft payments. ’ Holmes didn’t look like budging, though Clarke had already retreated to her own desk. Rebus expelled air and lowered his voice. ’ Holmes’ face became animated. ‘Not a bloody word, mind. ’ Holmes thought of something. ’ Holmes nodded. ‘And Vegas Elvis too.
I know I was stupid, but you’ve got to believe —’ ‘Just listen, will your Rebus shut up and listened. He would do whatever she told him, no question. ‘They thought you’d be here, someone from the station just phoned. ’ ‘He’s been in some sort o…I don’t know. ’ Still holding the receiver, Rebus stood up, hauling the whole apparatus off the floor with him. ’ ‘That’s it. ’ ‘We will talk. But not yet. ’ ‘Whatever you say, Patience. ’ John Rebus dropped the phon from his hand and grabbed his jacket.