By Frank Smith
Detective Inspector Neil Paget faces one in all such a lot tricky situations of his occupation while a physique with out leads is discovered.
The discovery of the physique of neighborhood photographer Billy Travis, having fallen from a bridge directly to the railway tracks less than, leaves Detective Inspector Neil Paget baffled. whereas the dying plunge was once no twist of fate, the corpse came upon certain and gagged with the letter A is carved into his brow, Travis led a quiet, unremarkable lifestyles. with out proof or results in stick to, the research stonewalls.
But whilst a moment physique exhibits up in an analogous country, Paget needs to realize what connects the 2 sufferers if he's to have any probability of cracking the case.
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