By Elizabeth George
While Eugenie Davies is killed by means of a driving force on a quiet London highway, her dying is obviously no twist of fate. a person struck her with a vehicle after which intentionally ran over her physique prior to riding off, leaving not anything in the back of yet questions.
What introduced Eugenie Davies to London on a wet autumn evening? Why used to be she wearing the identify of the fellow who chanced on her physique? Who among the friends in her complex and tragic lifestyles can have sought after her lifeless? and will her homicide have a few connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who numerous months previous unexpectedly and inexplicably misplaced the facility to play a unmarried note?
For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose personal household existence is ready to alter extensively, those questions are just the 1st in an research that leads him to stroll an exceptional line among own loyalty honor.
Assigned to the case by means of his greater, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first homicide research as a DI over 20 years in the past concerned Eugenie Davies and a sensational felony trial. but what's really destructive is what Webberly already is familiar with and doubtless desires Lynley to maintain concealed.
Now the strain is on Lynley to discover Eugenie Davies' killer. For not just is he placing his personal occupation into jeopardy, yet he's additionally trying to shield the careers of his longtime companions Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. jointly, they have to untangle the darkish secrets and techniques and darker passions of a family members whose background conceals the reality in the back of a awful crime.
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He hoisted it, headed for the bin, then changed his mind, returning to the car and distributing items from the carton on the back seat and floor. A blue and yellow plastic bucket here, a red shovel there. It would be good camouflage, he told himself, because anybody taking a quick peek at the car’s interior would know he was looking at the car of a husband and father, not an assassin on the run. Unless they just figured him for a pedophile . . Back to the trunk. There was a metal tool chest of the sort he supposed most men carried in their cars, tricked out with all manner of tools and gadgets, not all of which he was able to identify.
And they might have more than that, if her car had a GPS unit in it. Oh, hell. Did his? It stood to reason that the rental car companies would put something in their cars in case they lost track of them. He didn’t know that they did, but he knew some long-haul trucking firms equipped their rigs in that fashion, to guard against the occasional amphetamine-crazed driver on his way from Little Rock to Tulsa suddenly deciding he’d be happier in San Francisco. He really had to do something. And he had to do it in a hurry, and it had better be something that wouldn’t just substitute one peril for another.
He turned off the radio—it was just making it harder to concentrate—and he took a bite of pizza and wished he had some Coke left to wash it down. And then it came to him. And, when he decided he couldn’t see anything wrong with his idea, he turned the key in the ignition and put the car in gear. 8 The third time was supposed to be the charm. The best place to find a car that no one would return to in a hurry, he’d decided, was the long-term parking lot at Des Moines International. And that was also the best place he could think of to abandon a car; whoever found it would figure he’d somehow slipped past them and caught a flight somewhere.