By Alex Howard
Chechnya: an incorruptible safety officer is assassinated. Berlin: a small baby grieves for his father. within the East : an overweight psychopath units his toes at the first rungs of his legal occupation. A anxious Russian lady seeks DCI Hanlon's assist in discovering her lacking husband. Hanlon's now not a fan of the case, until eventually she hears a reputation she acknowledges in simple terms too good. Arkady Belanov, sadistic pimp and proprietor of an particular brothel in Oxford. whilst DI Enver Demirel, her former accomplice and buddy, disappears, Hanlon is pressured into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld to rescue him from the blood-stained palms of the Russian mafia.
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Trucks roared by; men ran about shouting excitedly. For a minute Phillip ignored them, watching the sailor; then he roused himself long enough to tell one of the crowd to call an ambulance. He was told that one was coming. Trembling, he wiped the blood from his forehead so he could see. He bent and listened to the heartbeat again. It seemed stronger. Suddenly a groan escaped the man's lips. He was com· ing around. For a moment Phillip thought of tying him, but 47 there was no time for that. Looking up at the circle of faces, he picked out four of the calmest.
He disliked this effete naval custom. He admired brute force and cunning as qualities of leadership among men. He grew interested in the engine's removal, but he offered no advice to the men. They began to relax and once in a while cast a speculative eye in his direction. At last they started pointing their remarks to him as if they had a desire to please him so long as he kept his distance. Finally the half-naked sailor who seemed to be in charge approached. " Phi11ip took the offering and the sailor's light.
Very likely his captain, who was unquestionably a slob, had offered friendship and Phillip had spit the offer back in his face. Bruner had no sympathy for Phillip. In fact, he enjoyed the prospect of the boy's degradation. The worse it was, the better it would please him. Yes, Bruner thought as they walked toward the dining room, the cousins were vastly different. They would be interesting to watch. " and everyone but Phillip snapped to a rigid attitude of respect. Phillip looked toward the door and saw a two-star admiral, flanked by a captain of the medical corps and another officer.
A Hard Woman to Kill (DI Hanlon, Book 3) by Alex Howard