By R.D. Wingfield
The sleepy city of Denton hasn't ever recognized something just like the crime wave which now threatens to submerge it. A theft happens on the town's infamous strip joint, the pampered son of a neighborhood MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offense and, to best all of it, a a number of rapist is at the free. Detective Frost is reeling below the tension, yet he manages to guarantee his superiors that every one is less than keep an eye on. Now he has basically to persuade himself.
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He asked the controller. With half the strength drinking themselves stupid upstairs, only two cars were available, and one of them, PC Shelby’s patrol car, was failing to respond. This was not untypical of Shelby! ” A ‘domestic’ meant a family row or disturbance. ” He vented his annoyance by kicking the leg of his desk. “One bloody area car! ”snarled Wells. “I’m not a bloody mind reader! “Charlie Alpha to Control. Proceed immediately to Denton Woods and initiate search. Anonymous report of young girl’s body behind bushes, off main path.
Annoyingly, it looked as if Frost’s theory was correct. The girl had run away. “Are you suggesting Karen has run away from home? You’re an idiot, man. A bloody idiot. You don’t know my daughter. She loved her home. Dawson,” said Webster. “Not necessarily because of anything to do with home. There could be trouble at school ... “A boy friend? My Karen? She’s only fifteen, for God’s sake, a mere child! And what about that man Debbie saw? What is he supposed to be, a mirage ... ” He buttoned up his mac to show he was ready to leave.
They hadn’t seen the bearded bloke before. ”asked Simms. ” “Rotten luck,” commented Simms mildly. He offered his cigarettes around. Only Webster, with an impatient jerk of his head, declined to accept one. Jordan’s lighter did the rounds. “It’s hopeless with only the four of us. “A full-scale search would have to be properly organized, so it couldn’t even begin until the morning. ” He looked hopefully at the two uniformed men, who shook their heads, engrossed in studying the branches of the oak tree.
A Touch of Frost (Jack Frost series) by R.D. Wingfield