Dead Man's Wharf (DI Andy Horton, Book 4) by Pauline Rowson

By Pauline Rowson

Horton and Cantelli are known as to a nursing domestic the place an aged resident being affected by dementia claims she's been attacked through an outsider Horton is able to push aside it as senile ramblings till he discovers that her room-mate has died the lifeless woman's property are lacking and her son convicted for armed theft has been discovered lifeless in his cellphone Coupled with a sequence of threatening mobile calls to a tv character and a moms conviction that her sons dying on Christmas Eve was once no twist of fate Horton unearths he's stuck up in a fancy research that has far-reaching overseas implications With the strain directly to discover a killer and hampered by means of his trust that his bosses are mendacity to him Horton discovers that he's stepped right into a net of intrigue deception and corruption that stretches again into the earlier

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She looked at Isabel for only a moment, a look which gave no sign of recognition; then her eyes moved to Jamie, and for a brief second she stared at him before the car moved beyond them and made its way down Heriot Row. “That woman looked at you,” said Isabel. ” “What a stunner,” said Jamie. “Not close up,” said Isabel. ” “I was talking about her car,” said Jamie. A few minutes later they parted company. Jamie had to visit T H E R I G H T AT T I T U D E T O R A I N 49 an insurance office in Castle Street and so they said goodbye at the corner of Hill Street.

New Orleans thinks it did, but it’s wrong. We did. ” But there was another side to the heritage of well-to-do Mobile, of course: the dark side of the South—and this was not talked about, or Y DEAR,” T H E R I G H T AT T I T U D E T O R A I N 51 used not to be. It was there, though, and could be seen in the musty family photograph albums, where the servants stood in the background, under a tree, beside the cars, carrying things. That’s what can lie behind money, thought Isabel; not always, but often: expropriated lives; the lives of people in the background, nameless, forgotten, who never really owned very much.

She could hardly say to him: I was thinking of what it would be like to kiss you. We often cannot tell people just what is going on in our minds, she thought, and so we hide 38 Alexander McCall Smith things. And that was inevitable—to a degree—although there was a danger, surely, that if one concealed too much it would show. One would become furtive. “I was thinking, I suppose,” she said lightly. “I find I think too much. ” He had. He had told her on several occasions that she complicated matters and that the world was simpler than she imagined.

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