The Railway Viaduct (Inspector Robert Colbeck, Book 3) - download pdf or read online
By Edward Marston
The Railway Detective faces his most threatening adversary yet
1852. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming are confronted with their most complicated and hard case to this point. As a teach speeds over the Sankey Viaduct, a guy is hurled from a carriage and plummets into the canal lower than. It later transpires that he has been stabbed to dying. without papers during which to spot the guy, the detectives' research is hampered from the start.
Suspecting that the sufferer can have come from continental Europe, Colbeck and Leeming take the case to France the place a brand new railway is being outfitted by way of a British contractor. yet in a brand new nation the detectives face new difficulties. Anti-British feeling is rife and Colbeck and Leeming needs to positioned their very own lives at risk to choose up the murderer's trail.
The 3rd within the acclaimed Railway Detective sequence, The Railway Viaduct is an soaking up secret that might hold you guessing until the very end.
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Maybe the Lost—or at least their servants—are working to build the world, to build life. " "Because it doesn't know what else to do," the Ragged One said. "Because nobody told it to stop. " "Everything about the Lost is a mystery to us," said Autumn grimly. Spiral made to protest, but Autumn insisted. "We lived with them, and accepted their gifts of food and water. But we never understood them. " As the beetle passed, Shoot reached out tentatively with her trunk tip and brushed the sharp edge of its carapace.
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Breeze, panting hard, leaned forward so her back legs were stretched out behind her. Icebones thought she could see the calf moving within its cave of flesh. Breeze raised her trunk and trumpeted, straining. There was a sudden eruption of blood and water, a stink of urine and milk. " Shoot called suddenly. "Look! " And Icebones saw it too: in a gush of water and blood, two legs had pushed from Breeze's vagina. Now a small head and the bulk of a little body was squeezed out, wrapped in a clear, shimmering sheet.
The Railway Viaduct (Inspector Robert Colbeck, Book 3) by Edward Marston