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By Andrew Martin

One evening, in a personal boarding condo in Scarborough, a railwayman vanishes, leaving his assets behind...It is the eve of the good warfare, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy approximately his subsequent task. it isn't quite a bit the possibility Scarborough within the gloomy low season that bothers him, or maybe the truth that the final railwayman to stick in the home has disappeared with out hint. it truly is extra that his governer, leader Inspector Saul Weatherhill, appears to be like intentionally protecting again information of the case - and that he is been despatched to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. And whilst Jim encounters the seductive and lovely Amanda Rickerby an entire new own hazard enters Jim's life...

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It looked pretty final. 'The same notice has been posted in the Police Gazette the last few months ... ' The Chief was rocking a little back and forth, eyeing me quite nastily. 'Blackburn was a fireman,' he said. ' I asked, because other companies ran into Leeds besides ours. The Chief nodded. 'On 19 October last year, he fired a passenger train into York from Leeds New Station. It was meant to be taken on to Scarborough by another crew, but the fireman booked to take over from Blackburn was off sick, so Blackburn stayed with the engine and took it all the way through with the second driver.

It ought to have been held at the Railway Institute, which was hard by the station and our office, but the Chief had had a falling out with Dave Chapman, who ran the bar and booked out the social rooms there. Chapman had found the baize scraped and a little torn after a billiards session involving some of the men from the Rifle League. He had sent the bill for repair directly to the Chief, who was one of the high-ups of the League. Well, there'd been a hell of a row. The Chief wouldn't pay the bill.

On 19 October last year, he fired a passenger train into York from Leeds New Station. It was meant to be taken on to Scarborough by another crew, but the fireman booked to take over from Blackburn was off sick, so Blackburn stayed with the engine and took it all the way through with the second driver. It was a Sunday, and Blackburn's train was about the last one into Scarborough station. ' 'Well then ... ' The Chief was eyeing me; I glanced down at the newspaper clipping. 'Paradise,' I said at length.

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