Death of an Addict (Hamish Macbeth, Book 15) by M. C. Beaton

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By M. C. Beaton

Unique book: 1999

Former heroin addict Tommy Jarret, invigorated by way of the chance of staying fresh and writing a booklet approximately his newfound restoration, is without warning came across lifeless in his Strathbane chalet -- the sufferer of an obvious drug overdose. Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, even if, senses foul play. Recruited to paintings undercover with difficult Glasgow Detective Inspector Olivia Chater as a husband and spouse workforce, Macbeth dons Armani to dive into the underworld as a global drug baron -- and root out the Amsterdam drug cartel secretly entrenched within the Scottish Highlands.

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She had once told him she had wanted to do this job since she was twelve and watched an American detective series every Saturday night. ‘No,’ she said quietly. ’ ‘Can’t tell you that yet. ’ She looked down at the bones. How appalling, Serrailler thought, to have what remained of someone who had been flesh and blood, life and breath and laughter, finally spread out on a tarpaulin under the sky. To have been pitched down from some hole or ditch or grave along with tons of earth in a howling storm and then to lie being scrutinised by strangers, waiting to be fitted back into something that once again resembled a human body.

I’ve got something I’d like to run past you if I may. ’ He replaced the receiver. Judith might have worked miracles in softening Richard Serrailler’s abrasiveness but she had had no success with his telephone manner. Jocelyn had planned to walk into Lafferton and browse around the new Lanes bookshop, have coffee, pick up something for supper from the deli. Instead, she asked the surgery receptionist to call her a taxi. She felt drained, as if her legs had been filled with sand, and there seemed no time, now, for a relaxed morning in town, no time for anything but to get home and confirm it.

She had a flash image of him, frowning, listening to her, tapping his pencil on the desk. His coarse brown hair standing on end where he had run his hand through it over and over during the morning’s surgery. Sam had the same hair, made the same gesture. She clenched her hands tightly. Go and talk to Russell then, see what he thinks. No. She had been a GP for fifteen years longer than Russell Jones, so how would it look if she confessed to doubt over a diagnosis? Instead, she picked up the phone.

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