Cleanskin by Val McDermid

By Val McDermid

A taut mental mystery from the bestselling writer at the back of the preferred cord within the Blood television sequence while profession legal Jack Farlowe's physique is located washed-up on a Suffolk shore, it appears to be like to the police like a simple case. Broken-hearted at his daughter's demise, he has drowned himself -- stable riddance and one much less crime to unravel, in line with CID. however, possibly no longer. For, one after the other, Farlowe's enemies are being killed. And the bad demeanour in their deaths makes drowning appear like an afternoon on the seashore!

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Brian Cooper and Jack Farrell had both started their lives of crime working for the same boss, a tough old East End gangster called Billy Boardman. They'd both started at the bottom of the totem pole with low-level drug running. But they'd both been too smart to stay at the bottom for long. Jack had clawed his way up the organization, making it impossible for Billy to do without him. Then Billy had been killed in his bed, a single bullet to the head. What was worse was that his young bride had died alongside him, shot in the same way.

He pointed to the hallway that led from his bedroom to the living area. He seemed almost listless and bored, as if his mind was somewhere far away. 'I ran towards the smoke. By the time I got halfway across the main hall, the smoke was so thick I couldn't breathe. I couldn't see any flames, the smoke was too heavy. ' Farrell had struggled back to his bedroom, coughing and gagging. Martina had already called the fire brigade. Together, they'd left the building by the garden door at the far end of the hall.

They'd both started at the bottom of the totem pole with low-level drug running. But they'd both been too smart to stay at the bottom for long. Jack had clawed his way up the organization, making it impossible for Billy to do without him. Then Billy had been killed in his bed, a single bullet to the head. What was worse was that his young bride had died alongside him, shot in the same way. Nobody could work out how the assassin got past the security. Farrell got the respect, and most of Billy Boardman's business.

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