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The Secrets of Pain (Merrily Watkins Mysteries, Book 11) by Phil Rickman

By Phil Rickman

THE eleventh INSTALMENT within the MERRILY WATKINS SERIESThe elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS be aware of all approximately ache and the long-lasting of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has chanced on himself again the Regiment - this time as its chaplain, liable for the non secular welfare of the toughest males in or out of uniform. confronted with a case which might as a rule be handed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is compelled, for protection purposes, to aim and deal with it himself... and is coming with reference to a breakdown.Meanwhile, the scattered groups alongside the Welsh border have their very own difficulty. With recession biting deep, city crime has spilled into the geographical region and outdated barbaric evils are revived. whilst a filthy rich landowner is hacked to dying in his personal farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is stuck within the backlash, his inner most lifestyles at risk of exposure.With the framework of her personal international commencing to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to enterprise into parts the place neither a clergyman nor a girl is welcome... to unearth secrets and techniques associated with the border's pagan earlier. secrets and techniques which she understands can by no means be disclosed.

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I had under four pounds left in the world and too much pride. " A small smile lifted the comers of her mouth. " "Don't pretend to be surprised. You know he is. " "Oh sure. But you are the two things he longs to be and isn't, a top class pilot and an attractive man. He needs you badly for the business, but he doesn't have to like it. " "You see a lot from your tower," I said smiling. "Sure. And I'm very fond of my uncle. " She said it with intense feeling. I wondered whether 'anything' meant sleeping with the pilots, or whether that came under the heading of pleasure, not profit.

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A silence lengthened. I brought my thoughts back from four years ago and my gaze from the empty airfield. "Thank you," I said. He smiled very slightly. , or your job. It didn't make sense to me that you hadn't. , but I was the Captain. It inevitably came back to me. " "He was frightened," I sighed. " He let half a minute slip by without comment. " I admired his delicate approach. " I suggested. His mouth twitched. " A pause. "You are of course not obliged … ' "No," I said. "Still… ' Something for something.

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