By Ian Rankin
Michael Weston is paid wealthy his paintings and ask no questions. whilst you're a qualified murderer, overall secrecy is a part of the activity. yet after a winning project in London, the police are instantly on his tail. How did they understand how to discover him? And who's his nameless business enterprise? Why did she or he wish his goal, a television reporter, killed? was once he organize from the beginning? The questions lead Weston to his nemesis Hoffer, a personal detective who has been looking him for years. Ever given that Weston by chance killed an blameless American lady, her grieving father has hired Hoffer on a continuing challenge to deliver Weston to justice. may well Hoffer eventually have set a snare that labored? Weston units out to discover his mysterious service provider, touring from London to Glasgow to Seattle-even if it skill encountering Hoffer face-to-face eventually. With the intense eye for personality and taut pacing that experience made him an across the world popular bestseller, Ian Rankin supplies a gripping tale that examines what occurs while the murderer turns into the objective, and proves another time that "in Rankin, you can't move wrong" (Boston Globe).
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Chris had taken it gladly. He’d just borrowed enough money to buy the store from Mrs. Saxton and he was in no position to turn down a free clock, advertising or no advertising. A melancholy smile raised Chris’s lips as he recalled those first days of ownership. Mrs. Saxton was old and tired, anxious to retire. That was why she sold out so cheaply; that plus the fact that she liked and trusted Chris. He’d been with her for almost ve years and, during that time, the store had expanded markedly. When he’d started, it had been a run-down place with a few racks of sheet music, outmoded record albums, a modicum of instruments for rent or sale.
Adam grunted in surprise, snatching downward at his gun. Before he could reach it though, Chris had grabbed his coat and started dragging him o the seat. Adam swung out wildly with his left hand and missed. Abruptly, moving with the car, Chris stumbled on a rock. As he fell, his ngers clamped on Adam’s coat and, in an instant, the two men were sprawled on the road, the pistol landing near them. The sedan kept rolling. Chris got an instant’s view of Helen pushing out of the Ford as he straightened up.
He pushed at Adam violently, Adam lost his balance and had to reach to the side for support. As he did, Chris jerked in his left leg, got the foot against Adam’s side and shoved as hard as he could. Adam thrashed over onto the road. He was barely on his feet when Chris hit him. His face went blank for a second, then he was swinging back, his blow glancing o Chris’s temple. Chris swung again, his left st driving into Adam’s stomach. Adam sucked in gagging breath, his swing missed Chris entirely.