By Charles Todd
The good battle has been won—but victory has its expense. The 12 months is 1919, and Ian Rutledge has lower back to London to renew his place as Scotland backyard inspector, bringing nightmares and ghosts domestic with him from the French battlefields. Tormented and being affected by shell surprise, he's instantly plunged into the affair of a well-liked colonel believed murdered via a embellished warfare hero—a case that could be a own and political minefield that may spoil Rutledge's profession and what is still of his sanity.
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Under the Pont Marie.? During a fight?? Apparently not. According to your observations, is that plausible?? Quite plausible?? And do you think he lost consciousness immediately?? ve just told me, I can account for the torn ear and the scratches on the face. Is there any sand on that part of the embankment?? re unloading sand from a barge a few yards away.? I found traces of sand in the wounds.? In your opinion, then, the Doc?? What did you say?? the professor asked in some surprise. s possible he may really have been a doctor??
He said quietly.? Did he give you a prescription?? No. He asked me for a little money, two hundred francs if I remember rightly, and he went off himself to get some little packets of powder from the chemist. And wash yourself, morning and night, in very salty water?? Believe it or not, two months after that my skin was all right again?? Did he attend anyone else besides you?? t know. t talk much.? Did he come here every day?? Practically every day, to buy his couple of litres?? Was he always by himself?
They went off, muttering uncomplimentary remarks between their teeth, and she turned to Maigret. ve come about the vagrant?? Superintendent Maigret?? he repeated. She was searching her memory. The name meant nothing to her either. This was another world, a world of numbered wards, of separate departments, of beds lined up in huge rooms, each bed having at its foot a card inscribed with mysterious signs. How is he?? I believe Professor Magnin is with him at this moment?? Has he been operated on??
A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 1) by Charles Todd