By Ellis Peters
A millionaire is murdered and Inspector Felse, after sifting during the few shreds of proof, ultimately arrests Kitty Norris, his teenaged son Dominic's old flame. a tender man's infatuation quickly turns into anything way more risky, even though, as Dominic takes on Kitty's cause--in direct competition to his father's research.
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Leere Gesichter starrten einander an. Jeder versuchte von sich abzulenken, sich zu ducken, sich klein zu machen. Sie waren wie Schulkinder, die im Stillen hofften, dass ein anderer sich freiwillig meldete und den Lösungsweg der Rechenaufgabe vortrug. Riggins wartete, doch er ahnte bereits, was passiert war. Jemand hatte geredet. Als sie von ihren jeweiligen Einheiten hierherzitiert worden waren, hatten sie zu spekulieren angefangen – trotz des strikten Befehls, die Dienstreise gegenüber Außenstehenden mit keiner einzigen Silbe zu erwähnen.
Die Special Circumstances Division, kurz Special Circs, war aus dem VICAP des Justizministeriums hervorgegangen, dem Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, das Mitte der Achtzigerjahre ins Leben gerufen worden war. Das VICAP war eine computergestützte Denkfabrik, deren Ziel darin bestand, Serienmorde aufzudecken und zu vergleichen, sodass Cops und Ermittler landesweit sich auf die Ergebnisse stützen konnten. Doch es gab gewisse Fälle, die keine Polizeibehörde, nicht einmal das FBI, abhandeln konnte.
Er jagte dem Monster hinterher, fast ohne Deckung, zog sich an Querstreben des Gerüsts hinauf und rannte über die staubigen Bretter, dass es durch die Kirche dröhnte. Da war es wieder – ein flüchtiger Blick auf ein bleiches weißes Gliedmaß, das Augenblicke später hinter einer Kante verschwand, zwei Ebenen über ihm. Der Agent kletterte noch schneller, entschlossen, von Wut und Hass getrieben. Das Monster näherte sich dem Deckengewölbe … … und fand sich in einer Sackgasse wieder. Es gab keinen anderen Weg nach draußen als durch die Ausgänge tief unter ihm.
Death and the Joyful Woman (Felse, Book 2) by Ellis Peters