By Damien Boyd
Rock climbers can’t find the money for to make careless blunders. yet Detective Inspector Nick Dixon’s former mountain climbing companion, Jake Fayter, died doing simply that. Or so it kind of feels. Dixon suspects foul play, yet his basically leads are unreliable money owed of anything bizarre occurring in Cheddar Gorge seconds sooner than Jake fell.
The extra Dixon learns approximately Jake’s existence, the extra he realises that Jake hadn’t been fairly the guy he remembered...and lots of people may have sought after him useless. as soon as Dixon will get too with reference to the reality, these humans will emerge from the shadows and kill to guard their secrets.
As the physique count number rises, Dixon bends the principles to verge of collapse to entice out a killer and resolve a conspiracy of silence that might rock the sleepy city of Burnham-on-Sea to its core.
As the Crow Flies is the electrifying first novel within the DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
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Either wore physique armour, Jane lower than a saggy best and Dixon below his jacket. ‘I nonetheless don’t comprehend why we can’t name it in? ’ ‘Trust me, Jane. He’s not likely to kill a police officer. ’ Jane used to be approximately to invite one other query while Dixon checked out his watch and spoke. ‘Ten mins. greater get in place. Chop lemons or whatever, and you should definitely get down at the back of the bar if he produces the gun. okay? ’ ‘Yes, Sir. ’ ‘Good success. ’ Dixon waited within the workplace observing the CCTV of the rear courtyard and again door. He may possibly see Jane on the bar. She had complete reducing lemons and used to be now arranging the mixers. Dixon checked his watch. 10. 30am had come and long gone and it was once approximately 10. 40am. He rang Sarah Heath. ‘Sarah, it’s Nick. every thing very well? ’ ‘Fine. No signal? ’ ‘Not but. greater pass. ’ Dixon rang off. He checked his watch. 10. 45am. His brain used to be racing. the place the fuck is he? used to be he coming in any respect? was once he past due? was once he looking forward to the bar to open? Had he smelled a rat? Dixon may well dwell with the implications of a reprimand or worse yet he wanted a outcome to justify it, now not least to himself. results. Sarah Heath would have to stay in protecting custody. He was once not likely to be renowned. after which there has been @DuckHawkMan. without notice, a determine seemed on the entrance door. He attempted the door. It was once locked. Dixon checked his watch. 10. 47am. it can be a pisshead after an early drink. The bar was once because of open at eleven. 00am. an identical determine seemed within the courtyard in the back of the resort a number of seconds later. Tentative initially. He had a very good go searching after which made for the again door. Dixon reached for the telephone and dialled 999. ‘This is Detective Inspector Nick Dixon, Bridgwater CID. i would like speedy tips on the Royal Clarence resort, Burnham-on-Sea. ’ He spoke quietly and quick. ‘I have an armed guy within the public bar. He has a gun. ship an armed reaction unit and an ambulance. ’ Dixon waited lengthy sufficient for an acknowledgment from the operator sooner than he rang off. Dixon observed the determine seem on digital camera within the public bar. He opened the door of the workplace quietly and made for the door to the bar. Jane had her again to the bar. ‘I’m searching for Sarah Heath. ’ Jane became around. ‘Steve, what are you doing right here? ’ Dixon seemed within the doorway. ‘He’s right here for his cash. Aren’t you, Steve? ’ Steve Gorman used to be donning darkish trousers, a polo blouse and a black leather-based jacket. He became to stand Dixon. ‘I’m the following to aid. I heard approximately it at the radio. ’ ‘It’s no longer been at the radio. ’ Gorman checked out Jane after which again to Dixon. He shook his head. He opened his mouth to talk yet acknowledged not anything. Dixon broke the silence. ‘”They’re Peregrine Falcons, Sir. There’s a couple nesting on Priest Rock. ” have in mind, Steve? ’ ‘Anyone can spot a Peregrine Falcon, for fuck’s sake. That doesn’t suggest a specific thing. ’ ‘Doesn’t it? ’ stated Dixon. ‘Maybe now not on it’s personal yet what with every little thing else…’ ‘What else? ’ demanded Gorman. ‘Who used to be it who stated “too many tweets make a twat”? ’ Gorman was once crimson within the face. He appeared nervously from Dixon to Jane and again to Dixon.