Jack Frost 2 A Touch of Frost by R. D. Wingfield

By R. D. Wingfield

Detective Inspector Jack Frost, offically on accountability, is however decided to sneak off to a colleague's leaving get together. yet first the corpse of a well known neighborhood junkie is located blockading the drain of a Denton public bathroom - after which, while Frost makes an attempt to hitch the revels afterward, the nubile daughter of a filthy rich businessman is pronounced lacking.

Sleepy Denton hasn't ever identified 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 offence and, to most sensible all of it, a a number of rapist is at the unfastened. Frost is reeling less than the tension, his bureaucracy continues to be in arrears and now, greater than ever, his self-righteous colleagues would really like to determine him sacked. however the manic Frost manages to guarantee his more suitable that every one is below regulate. Now he has merely to persuade himself...

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The area car slid to a halt in front of the call box, its tyres just managing to avoid the puddle of blood and the shards of broken headlamp glass. PC Jordan took statements from witnesses while his observer, PC Simms, was sent to find the fallen licence plate. Then someone remembered Hickman’s wife. A woman neighbour went with Simms to wake her and break the news. Max Dawson, managing director of Dawson Electronics, the big, modern factory complex on the new Denton Trading Estate, gave a gentle guiding touch to the wheel of his Silver Cloud and turned the car into the private approach road to the house.

I can’t contact Mr. Frost, Sarge. ” “Typical,” snorted the sergeant. ” He consulted a typed list of funeral directors. “Tell Shelby to try Hawkins in the High Street. ” The panel slid shut. Wells was logging the last call in the phone register when he became aware of” an irritating tap, tap, tap. He raised his eyes. Someone had the temerity to be rapping a pencil on the desk to attract his attention. He jerked up his head and there was the new man, that sulky swine, the bearded Detective Constable Webster, with the usual scowl on his face, tap, tap, tapping away.

Instead he preferred to wallow in self-pity and drink himself stupid on the contents of the cocktail cabinet. And when he finally staggered into the station, unshaven, eyes red-rimmed, there was Hepton, Chief Inspector-bloody-Hepton, waiting for him, barring his way, that nagging, jarring voice scratching away at his raw nerve ends like a fingernail dragged down a blackboard. And then things were very blurred. He recalled flinging a punch. An almighty punch which spun Hepton around, knocked him into a filing cabinet, and sent him crashing to the floor.

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