By Charles Todd
Unhealed scars of the nice battle nonetheless torment Scotland backyard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he includes with him the presence of the soldier he used to be pressured to execute in the course of conflict. A haunted, broken shell of a guy, he has been despatched to the small coastal city of Hampton Regis to resolve a violent crime and to confront his personal tragic past.
An officer who served with Rutledge within the trenches of France sooner than being despatched again to England lower than suspicious situations has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the lady he nonetheless loves. The suspect has taken the spouse hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid except Rutledge is installed cost of the research. even though the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's personal prior and the affection he misplaced to a different guy, he can't refuse it. whilst the subconscious brutalized sufferer vanishes and not using a hint, it's transparent that this peaceable little city hides a vicious assassin . . . and secrets and techniques robust adequate to kill for.
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There’s a parking spot down the road a bit,” he said. “A place where the road has been widened so that people can stop to see the view. ” Climbing out, Yarborough and the boys started down the cement steps which led past the garage to the side of Professor Freeman’s home below. When they rang the chime bell, Freeman came to the door. “This is a pleasant surprise, Yarborough,” he said. “Come in, come in. I’ve just been working on my dictionary of root words of the Middle East. ” When Professor Yarborough explained that he had with him a tape recording of RaOrkon actually whispering, Freeman showed great excitement.
Strapped to his belt, under his coat, Jupe had a portable tape recorder. Modern investigation procedures required scientific equipment, he had said when the boys first started the firm of The Three Investigators. Gradually they had acquired quite a bit of equipment, making or rebuilding most of it from worn-out or junked apparatus that Jupiter’s uncle had acquired in the normal operation of The Jones Salvage Yard. In the little laboratory at Headquarters they had a microscope and apparatus for enlarging fingerprints and making other tests, as well as a darkroom for developing prints of any pictures they took with the flash camera that Bob had contributed.
I’m sorry, Yarborough,” he said. “I couldn’t make out a word of it. But there’s a lot of tape hiss on the recording. Let me get a new noise suppressor I’ve just received, and try the tape on another machine. ” He left the room, returning presently with a small attachment. He placed this and the tape on a second machine and they prepared to listen again. It was at about the same moment when, on the other side of the canyon, the light truck from The Jones Salvage Yard pulled up in front of Professor Yarborough’s home.
A False Mirror (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 9) by Charles Todd