By Cameron Ross
This is often the 1st of 3 novels regarding Bristol solicitor Alistair Duncan.
Alistair Duncan, a cut-and-thrust Bristol solicitor, takes on a declare to compensate Roger Goodhart, who's a wheelchair sufferer of a street twist of fate within which his vehicle has been mysteriously beaten via a French juggernaut.
In France, with assistance from the gorgeous Helene, he pursues the lorry driving force, dealing with violence and hazard. in addition, a excessive courtroom pass judgement on reviews him to the legislation Society for alleged misconduct.
The climax is a stressful, genuine Crown court docket conflict and its aftermath. either the “spy within the cab” (properly: the tachograph) and the lotteries within the lawyers’ global of repayment instances are uncovered.
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He found only hanging clothes, shoes, boxes on a high shelf. He still believed the silvery ringing had been real. He slid the door shut and looked past his reflection at the room behind him, which seemed to be filled by the deathbed, by the evil of it, the mattress like the altar of an abattoir religion. Celine had been sitting on the edge of the bed, one leg bent and her foot on the mattress, painting her toenails. Listening to music through the earphones of her iPod, she could not have heard the struggle in her grandmother’s room.
No one had been murdered in them. The stairs did not creak. At the landing, he paused to gather his resolve. The worst would be on the second floor. The mother and father had died quickly. But upstairs, the grandmother and the sister had struggled and suffered. Their cries would come to him. On the landing wall, a print of John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose was spectacular even in the cold LED beam. Two lovely little girls in white dresses were lighting Chinese lanterns under a bower of lilies, in a twilight English garden.
He didn’t want to think what he was thinking, but the thought was a sentinel voice that would not be silenced. His wife and his children were in grave danger from someone, something. His family and two others before it were at risk, and he did not know if he could save any of them. 5 USING TWO SPOONS, MARION DUNNAWAY SCOOPED DOUGH from the steel mixing bowl, deftly shaped it into a ball, and deposited it on the baking sheet, where eight others were arranged in rows. ” She kept a tidy kitchen. Yellow-and-white curtains framed a view of the storm and seemed to bring order even to the chaotic weather.
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