By Val McDermid
A taut mental mystery from the bestselling writer at the back of the preferred cord within the Blood television series
When profession legal Jack Farlowe's physique is located washed-up on a Suffolk shore, it appears to the police like a uncomplicated case. Broken-hearted at his daughter's demise, he has drowned himself – strong riddance and one much less crime to unravel, in accordance with CID.
Then back, possibly no longer. For, one after the other, Farlowe's enemies are being killed. And the awful demeanour in their deaths makes drowning appear like an afternoon on the beach…
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Liebeler. Now subsequent to that time, however, you actually ran into Clay 52 Bertrand in the street? Andrews. About 6 weeks ago. I am trying to think of the name of this bar. That's where this rascal bums out. I was trying to get past him so I could get a nickel in the phone and call the Feebees or John Rice, but he saw me and spooked and ran. I haven't seen him since. Liebeler. Did you talk to him that day? Andrews. No; if I would have got close enough to talk to him. I would have grabbed him.
He immediately attempted to cut to film footage of three prominent Senators. Unfortunately there was a "mechanical failure" and the audience saw Senator Mansfield’s lips moving, but without sound. Agronsky apologized for the malfunction, and proceeded to tell what appeared be a bald-faced lie—that the senators were "rallying" around the new President Johnson. Later he showed the footage again, in working order, but none of the three even mentioned Johnson by name. In fact, all three senators—Mike Mansfield, Everett Dirksen, and Wayne Morse(Footnote 7)— praised the slain Kennedy and spoke only of the tragic loss.
Senator Mansfield was just speaking. Unfortunately, a mechanical failure has cut off the sound from the picture. We’ll come back with the statements of Senator Mansfield, the majority leader; the minority leader, Senator Everett Dirksen; and Democratic Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon later. The man around whom they are now rallying, Senator—President Lyndon Baines Johnson is a very, very close friend; a very, very, well-known intimate friend of all of the members of the Senate of the United States.