By Gillian Galbraith
The Edinburgh underworld could have emitted a collective sigh of reduction on the departure of Inspector Rebus, yet simply as they idea it was once secure to reclaim the streets of Auld Reekie it sounds as if a clean avenger of evil, DS Alice Rice, has come of age' -- Scottish Field
This exciting police-procedural debut from crime author Gillian Galbraith introduces readers to Alice Rice, Edinburgh's most modern fictional detective and a brand new woman presence within the macho international of crime detection. Galbraith attracts on her
own adventure to provide a pragmatic portrayal of the clinical and felony worlds.
Smart and able, yet struggling with disillusionment and loneliness, Alice races opposed to time and an implacable killer to unravel a chain of grisly murders among the pro elite of Edinburgh's well-to-do New city.
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The officer, who worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer, a law enforcement officer assigned to a school system within that agency’s jurisdiction) at the local high school, dashed home to have it ready and loaded onto the trailer when Jeff arrived. But when the officer arrived home, he could tell that something was not right. As soon as he rounded into his backyard, he noticed a pile of tools and other small equipment scattered on the ground beneath his back door. “Get over here fast,” the officer yelled into his cell phone to Jeff.
It took more than six hours to mark and collect all of the evidence before they even reached the spot where Kelly lay in a shallow grave. The sun had begun to set once again and darkness was creeping in fast by that time, and they had not even touched Kelly’s body yet—they knew it was going to be a long night. Generators and lights were brought in so that they could continue to work the scene meticulously, photographing, marking, measuring, scraping, sifting, digging, and collecting, one step at a time.
Desperate, exhausted, and exasperated, the detectives decided to start the search first thing in the morning. With the sun just breaking over the ridges of the mountains the next morning, a call came in to the sheriff’s office from an eyewitness stating that Tommy Humphries’s house had been broken into and that guns had been stolen. The eyewitness named John Blair as the culprit. For some unknown reason, Blair had given Humphries his guns and then all of a sudden wanted them back. Come to find out, Blair had also given Humphries his four-wheeler.
Blood in the Water (Alice Rice, Book 1) by Gillian Galbraith