By Peter Robinson
A disgraced collage lecturer is located murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line close to his domestic. given that being disregarded from his activity for sexual misconduct 4 years formerly, he has been dwelling a poverty-stricken and hermit-like lifestyles during this remoted spot.
The suspects diversity from a number of contributors on the university the place he used to educate to a lady who knew the sufferer again within the early '70s at Essex collage, then a hotbed of political activism. whilst Banks gets a caution to step clear of the case, he realises there's even more to the secret than meets the attention - for there are lots extra skeletons to return out of the closet
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It was far easier to trust in steel which fitted into the hand than in hints, looks, feelings. " Her narrow eyes regarded him still with that shadow smile somewhere in their depths. "I am laying no geas, nor quest upon you, outland man. But this I know: our two strands of life stuff have been caught up together by the Hand of the Over Guardian. What we wish and what will come of it may be two very different things. " Simon forced an answering smile. "Believe me, lady, in this land I watch as if I had eyes set around my head in a circlet.
Beyond stretched another hall. But here the bare stone of the walls were covered with hangings bearing the patterns of the same symbols he had seen on the bed canopy, half familiar, half alien. A sentry stood to attention at the far end of that way, raising the hilt of his sword to his lips. Koris looped back a second curtain, but this time he waved Simon by him. The room seemed larger than it was because of the vault of the ceiling which pointed up far overhead. Here the light globes were stronger, and their beams, while not reaching into those lofty shadows, did show clearly the gathering below.
The woman stirred with a bitten-off exclamation, a gasp of breath. He did not need the urgent tug at his arm to make him look at her. In the dusky quarter light a shadow moved up the end of the ledge. And she snatched his gun, gaining it by surprise, to bring down its butt with a vicious deadliness upon that creeping thing. There was a thin squeal cut sharply in the middle. Simon grabbed it was back safely in his grasp, did he look at that broken backed, squirming creature. Needle teeth, white and curved in a fiat head, a narrow head mounted on a furred body, red eyes alive with something which startled him intelligence in an animal's skull!
Children of the Revolution (Chief Inspector Banks, Book 21) by Peter Robinson