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Life for a Life: A DCI Gilchrist Investigation - T. Frank Muir

She stumbles as she is trying to escape . She knows he will be following her soon to find her. She thinks of her days at school in Rzeszow pounding the track. She wished she was there now, wishes she had never met Anna, never listened to her dreams of starting a new life in a new country. She wants to stop but she can’t. She has to keep running. She needed to find somewhere to hide. Someplace warm or she will freeze to death. She knows she will not turn back, she will find haven. She will at last be free. Free from pain, the insults, the inhumanity . free from the constant fear of death. Free from him. Four days later Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilchrist went to see inspector Stan Davidson . Andy was Sam’s boss. Stan had twenty six stitches. Stan had almost been stabbed to death.  Andy said Stan will be out of action for a week or two. Than Stan said the new female D S would start the next day. Andy told Stan not to worry about her. Than Andy said the man who jumped Stan was Stewart Donnally. There was four eyewitnesses statements all confirming the attack was unprovoked. Stan was attacked by a career criminal . D S Nancy Wilson was the new D S. Andy knew Donnally knew more but he wasn’t going to say it. He also knew Donnelly wasn’t the dumb thug he painted himself to be. Andy had Jesse go with him as a couple walking their dog found a dead woman on Fife coastal path. Andy is divorced with two kids. Sometimes Andy has a pint or two with his staff. Andy is smart with a great memory and sometimes he’s impulsive. Jesse is trying to get a career going as a comedian ash she wanted to get a implant for her deaf son. She has a deeply hidden secret that could affect her career with the police. Andy takes Jesse as his partner for the dead woman’s case. The dead woman had the remains of a rope manacle around her wrist.  After finding the dead woman two more were found in an abandoned house all three having the same tattoo. Jesse is smart. Quick witted, and knows about the crime and criminal in the region especially those involved with sex crimes. After the dead woman is found there are a series of execution style murders which included two cops. Clues lead to the possibility of this being a sex traffickers of young women.

I really enjoyed this book. I do advise you to read all the books in this series in order for a smoother read. I felt this was a well written mystery. Let it be known there is brutal killings including decapitation. I loved the suspense and action. There were time I just couldn’t set this book down as i had to see what was going to happen next. This did keep my attention. I really enjoyed the characters and the ins and outs of this book and i recommend it.