By Ruth Rendell
Leader Inspector Wexford reveals not anything strange within the disappearance of Rodney Williams, a husband and father who most likely has run off with one other girl. but if the man's motor vehicle and suitcase are chanced on deserted, can a physique be a ways at the back of? Confounded by way of a string of violent stabbings, a strident schoolgirl clique, and the doubtless placid domesticity of his pals, Wexford's detective instincts needs to take flight with the intention to carry down a murderer.
With a willing wit or even sharper plot, Rendell weaves a suspenseful net of ever-tangling secrets and techniques, double-crosses, and double-lives.
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Well, even if you don't, it's none of your damned business what I'm doing. " Aire shook his head. " He stood, levering his large bulk upright, then turned away, staring down into the growing gloom below. "Why do you think I would rate a basement apartment like this? I earned this view. " He whirled with a speed that took Jack off guard. "Yes, Mr. " Slowly he lifted his hooded gaze and fixed Jack with a hard stare, as if daring him to challenge the statement. Jack shrugged. "I'm sorry. I still don't get it.
Heering had been pretty pointed in his direction, though. He folded the map away with a frustrated sigh, grabbed his coat, and, after shrugging it on, shoved the map into an inside pocket. That was one thing he'd learned over the years: You didn't wander the streets of a strange city with a map on full display, even the handipad variety. It screamed victim. And as it was, he stood out without even trying. Not that he had any intention of purchasing any of the rainbow outfits that would let him fade into the crowd.
The smell washed up into Jack's face. "Hope it's nasty enough for you," said Rufus, and grinned. Jack took a small sip and pressed his lips together with satisfaction. "Oh, yeah. " It wasn't a stimpatch but it would run a close second. Damn, but it was times like this that he still missed the things. " asked Rufus. "Tell me to mind my own business if you don't want me to know. I'll understand. " Jack shrugged. "Nothing much. " He thought he liked this guy, Rufus, but that didn't mean that he was going to spill the details to him.