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Deathly Wind (Inspector Torquil McKinnon, Book 2)

By Keith Moray

Inspector Torquil McKinnon have been devastated while he back to the island to find that Constable Ewan McPhee, his ally used to be lacking, presumed drowned.

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There were numerous deaths. Too many for convenience. We’re preserving an open brain approximately all of them. ’ ‘That’s simply what i used to be considering the day prior to this, Inspector. That’s why i used to be in Geordie’s cottage. i used to be trying to see if i may locate a few clue as to the place he’d taken his relatives. ’ ‘And what used to be Megan Munro doing there? ’ ‘I imagine she had an identical notion. yet she was once disillusioned. ’ ‘Tell me extra. ’ Vincent stood up and stretched the muscle tissues of his again. ‘I’m uncertain that I might be asserting whatever approximately Megan’s difficulties. ’ Torquil eyed him sternly. ‘I repeat, i'm investigating a homicide. Why used to be she disillusioned? ’ Vincent sighed. ‘I imagine she is having guy difficulty with Nial Urquart. She used to be disillusioned, I comforted her, and that Liam Sartori fellow walked in. ’ He held his arms hands up in a gesture of helplessness. ‘She threw herself into my fingers and that i was once giving her a pleasant hug, that’s all. there has been not anything extra. ’ ‘And what did Sartori say? ’ ‘Nothing a lot. only a clever remark, then he gave us the letters and stated he was once happening to determine Alistair McKinley. ’ ‘And that used to be the final you observed of him? ’ ‘Yes. I had chores to do and Megan was once eager to locate Nial. I had already handled Geordie’s chickens and picked up the eggs. And to inform you the reality i used to be a piece peeved with him. He’s regularly going off and taking his kinfolk with him, and he’s by no means too strong at telling us the place he’s long past. ’ ‘Who does he frequently inform? ’ Vincent hesitated for a second, his expression grim. ‘Rhona. ’ ‘And most likely she hadn’t advised you the place they went? ’ ‘No, yet she wouldn’t, may she? ’ he answered brusquely. ‘Do I observe a marginally of pique there, Vincent? ’ Torquil requested. Vincent ran his palms throughout his face. ‘Aye, perhaps. glance, actually that Rhona beloved more youthful males. She constantly had. by no means something deep. She beloved to be answerable for her existence. ’ He gestured around the room on the bookcases filled with books, the upright piano via the wall, the outdated guide typewriter and the reams of smartly stacked paper on an outdated roll-top table; then, ‘Geordie used to be the most recent. ’ ‘And does each person at the Wee state be aware of that? ’ The crofter shook his head. ‘I knew it, and that i suspect that Alistair McKinley knew it too. yet I’m beautiful yes that Sallie, Geordie’s spouse doesn’t. ’ ‘Or maybe she figured out and that’s why they’ve long past off someplace. ’ ‘Maybe,’ Vincent again doubtfully. ‘Geordie is an unpredictable guy. i'm simply unsure what to imagine. ’ ‘And have been you one in every of Rhona’s enthusiasts? ’ Torquil requested matter-of-factly. Vincent gave a smooth whistle, after which smiled winsomely. ‘You don’t pull punches, do you, Inspector? ’ He glanced at a photo of all the Wee nation crofters at the mantelpiece. A smiling Rhona was once within the heart. ‘The solution is sure, years in the past, for a couple of months. whilst I first got here to the Wee state to take over my croft while my mother’s cousin died. yet now not on account that then. I enjoyed her then. ’ Torquil nodded. ‘The Padre tells me that you’ve been right here approximately 20 years now. ’ Vincent nodded. ‘That’s correct. ’ He looked as if it would inspect the space, into the prior.

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