By R. D. Wingfield
Detective Inspector Jack Frost, offically on responsibility, is however decided to sneak off to a colleague's leaving occasion. yet first the corpse of a well known neighborhood junkie is located blocking off the drain of a Denton public bathroom - after which, while Frost makes an attempt to hitch the revels afterward, the nubile daughter of a prosperous businessman is pronounced lacking.
Sleepy Denton hasn't ever recognized whatever 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 an area MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offence and, to best all of it, a a number of rapist is at the free. Frost is reeling below the stress, his forms remains to be in arrears and now, greater than ever, his self-righteous colleagues would like to determine him sacked. however the manic Frost manages to guarantee his more advantageous that each one is below keep an eye on. Now he has purely to persuade himself...
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He opened his mac to reveal a ne wish-looking, blue pinstriped suit with a fairly respectable crease to the trousers. It was the retirement party tonight. Police Inspector George Harrison was leaving the force after twenty-eight years in Demon, and the division was throwing a big farewell thrash for him in the station canteen. Although officially on duty, Frost had set his heart on attending and was going to take the first presented opportunity to sneak up there. Which was why his old blue-striped wedding suit had been pa rolled from its moth-balled prison.
A cheeky little sod. ” He prodded the body with his foot, then turned away. A match flared as he relit the butt. ” “Not yet,” the constable admitted. ” “Well, he’s not going to get any bloody cleaner floating in pee, is he? Is there any way to stop this damn water rising? It’s up to my ankles. ” Shelby paddled over to the far end of the fetid room leaving Frost in the dark. ” “Don’t give me a running commentary, son. ” Shelby’s torch beam bobbed, then pointed upward to spotlight a cast-iron cistern tank which was meant to flush the urinal stalls at regular, hygienic intervals.
Upstairs, that was where he should be. Up there, enjoying himself, instead of being stuck down here as station sergeant, trying to cope with the running of the district with hopelessly inadequate numbers of staff. He was one of the few members of the Denton Division forced to be on duty on this special night, the night of the big party. And what was unfair was that he should have been up there. Today should have been his day off. But at the very last minute, for his own peculiar reasons, the Divisional Commander had revised the duty roster, so now Wells was on duty, as was Jack Frost.