Cold is the Grave (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 11) by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

Overdue one evening, leader Inspector Alan Banks is summoned to the house of leader Constable Riddle. Riddle's sixteen-year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for as soon as the executive constable is looking Banks to hire his unorthodox easy methods to locate her. Banks tracks her down in London yet discovers that she doesn't are looking to be came upon. She resides with gangster Barry Clough and insists that she is excited in her new existence. Later, whilst she exhibits up at Banks's lodge inquiring for support, he's drawn deeper and deeper into the younger girl's existence. Banks unearths himself stuck in a fancy net of substances and homicide, police and politics, and fathers and daughters.

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June and Hobie could get the divorce they both so desperately wanted. On the downside, they’d both be losing the man each regarded as the greatest thing since microwave popcorn. He could toss a coin and take out either June or her husband, thus serving as a sort of divorce court of last resort. If it came up heads, June could spend the rest of her life cheating on a ghost. If it was tails, Yarnell could have his cake and Edith, too. ’’ It struck Keller that there ought to be some sort of solution that didn’t involve lowering the population.

Good you could arrange it,’’ the man said. Would have taken a hell of an arranger, Keller thought. First you’d have had to arrange for Lyman Crowder to be speeding north in his pickup. —racing it at ninety-plus miles an hour, and proceeding southbound in the northbound lane. Arrange for a few near misses. Arrange for Vasco to brush a school bus and sideswipe a minivan, and then let him ram Crowder head-on. Some arrangement. If the man in White Plains had any idea that the client was dead as well, or even who the client was, he gave no sign to Keller.

That just screwed everything up, when you got to know these people. If you were going to ride a thousand miles to kill a man you’d never met, you were really well advised to be the tight-lipped stranger every step of the way. No point in talking to anybody, not the target, not the client, and not anybody else, either. If you had anything to say, you could whisper it to your horse. He got off the fourth plane of the day at Sheridan, picked up his Caprice—the name was seeming more appropriate with every passing hour—and drove back to Martingale.

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